Tony Romo out-dueled Peyton Manning and eclipsed 500 passing yards in the process. Unfortunately for all of us, it was a loss because the Cowboys defense couldn’t do much against one of the game’s most prolific passers.
Things are very different these days as the Cowboys have a defense that wins them games. We haven’t exactly seen a 500-yard game any time in recent memory, but Dak Prescott did throw for 455 during the team’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. It was impressive.
Prescott’s 455 performance tied Troy Aikman for the third-most in a game by a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, but it did find a way to set a record of its own. These were the most yards ever thrown for by a Dallas Cowboys quarterback during a victory.
As documented, Romo and the Cowboys lost to Denver. Troy Aikman’s team lost to the Vikings in 1998 when he threw for four and a half c-notes. The second-place performance was ol’ Dandy Don Meredith who chunked his way to 460 in 1963 against the San Francisco 49ers. Of the four performances in question it was only Dak Prescott’s that ended in a win.