Prescott completed 42 of 58 attempts for 403 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Cowboys' 31-29 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for 13 yards and fumbled once but recovered.
If there had been any lingering doubts about the fitness of Prescott's previously ailing shoulder and ankle, he unequivocally dispelled them with a sensational season-opening effort. The sixth-year quarterback impressively traded blows with Tom Brady throughout the night, and he displayed particularly remarkable chemistry with the wideout duo of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, who were on the receiving end of 20 of Prescott's completions, 243 of his yards and all three of his scores. Prescott's 21-yard scoring strike to Cooper in the final minute of the third quarter and steady hand during a subsequent 11-play, 60-yard late-fourth-quarter march that culminated in Greg Zuerlein's go-ahead 48-yard field goal put Dallas in position to win before Brady was able to help rescue the Bucs, but the performance of Prescott and the rest of the offense in the contest should certainly be encouraging to Cowboys fans and fantasy managers alike. Prescott will look to help Dallas bounce back in a Week 2 road battle versus the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 19.