Prescott completed 13 of 18 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 28-17 win over the Cardinals. He also rushed three times for 16 yards and another score. Prescott and the Cowboys endured a rough Week 2, but the quarterback rebounded in excellent fashion on the big stage Monday night. After an acrobatic 10-yard touchdown rush to end the first half, Prescott connected with top wideout Dez Bryant to give Dallas the lead midway through the third quarter. He then helped clinch victory with a 37-yard touchdown toss to begin the fourth. While Prescott failed to reach the 200-yard mark, his average of over 10 yards per attempt evidences an efficient night, leaving his three touchdowns to compensate for any missed volume.
Prescott (ankle) wasn't listed on the Cowboys' injury report Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Both owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett expressed optimism regarding Prescott after he emerged from Sunday's beatdown in Denver with an ankle injury, and the quarterback backed up their comments with no restrictions in the first practice of the week. Even if Prescott's mobility is compromised somewhat Monday at Arizona, Ezekiel Elliott is unlikely to post back-to-back duds, bringing back some stability to the offense.
Per Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The FAN on Tuesday that Prescott (ankle) is "going to be able to play" in Monday's game against the Cardinals. Prescott suffered the injury in Sunday's blowout loss at Denver, but it doesn't appear as if it's anything too serious. Due to the deficit the team faced from the start Sunday, Prescott's usage went way up, as he completed 30 of 50 passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cowboys will likely provide an update on the quarterback's status on Week 3's injury report Thursday, but he's expected to be ready to go in Week 3.
Prescott injured his ankle during Sunday's 42-17 loss at Denver. However, head coach Jason Garrett said Prescott appeared to be "OK" on Monday, per David Helman of the Cowboys' official site. Prescott likely sustained the ailment on an awkward tackle in the second half, but like Jason Witten and the entire offensive line, he managed to log every one of the 71 offensive snaps. Without Prescott, the Cowboys may not have put together many sustained drives after halftime, and while just one of the seven produced points, he was 30-for-50 passing for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Additionally, he racked up a team-high 24 yards on three carries. Expect Prescott's health to be clarified upon the release of the team's first Week 3 injury report Thursday.
Prescott completed 30 of 50 pass attempts for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos. He also gained 24 yards on three carries. Prescott struggled in the face of the Denver pass rush for much of the game and wound up posting a subpar 4.8 yards per attempt. He connected with Dez Bryant and Jason Whiten on touchdown passes, but he also turned the ball over twice, including a pick-six to Aqib Talib with little time left on the clock. Prescott actually led the team in rushing despite just three attempts, but that speaks more to the effectiveness of the Broncos at taking away Ezekiel Elliott. He will look to bounce back next week against the Cardinals.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||Los Angeles Rams||11||16.00|
|5||10/08||Green Bay Packers||7||15.00|
|7||10/22||@San Francisco 49ers||20||20.67|
|9||11/05||Kansas City Chiefs||6||14.67|
|12||11/23||Los Angeles Chargers||17||19.67|
|14||12/10||@New York Giants||12||17.00|
|3 Year Avg||67.8||3667||23||4||282||6||336|