We are in the middle of a new week which means the euphoria from the Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Atlanta Falcons has just about completely dissipated. Things will hardly get easier in Week 3 as Dallas travels to take on what might be the conference’s best team in the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is coming off of an impressive two weeks of play, but Dak Prescott is coming off a pretty good game himself.
Outside of a bad play that led to a fumble early on, Prescott was spectacular against the Falcons. He made NFL history by becoming the first player ever to throw for over 400 yards and rush for three touchdowns in a single game, and he tied Tony Romo for the most 400-yard passing games in franchise history (in about half of the time, too).
Apparently such a performance was worthy of an award.
Dak Prescott has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2
As noted, Dak did have a fumble which dings up the stat sheet just a bit, but other than that he was outstanding. He threw for 450 yards to be precise and combined for four total touchdowns. That earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Players of the Week — Week 2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2020
OFFENSE: QB Josh Allen, BUF
DEFENSE: LB T.J. Watt, PIT
ST: K Harrison Butker, KC
OFFENSE: QB Dak Prescott, DAL
DEFENSE: LB Micah Kiser, LAR
ST: P Michael Dickson, SEA
Winning one of these is hardly worth making a huge pomp and circumstance about, but it is obviously an achievement worth noting.
You’ll notice that Seahawks punter Michael Dickson won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and it’s certainly arguable that Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein was more worthy given the onside kick that saved the day and eventual game-winning field goal that followed. If you had that opinion then I would certainly agree with you.
Congratulations to Dak Prescott. Let’s do it again.