The Dallas Cowboys secured a huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football in Week 14 by a score of 33-10. The win served as redemption for the Cowboys, who had suffered a loss to the Eagles earlier this season, failing to execute crucial plays in their bid for an upset on the road.
In this rematch, the Cowboys came through with a dominant performance from the outset. They marched down the field for a touchdown on the opening drive and maintained control throughout the entire game. Notably, they forced a pivotal fumble from Eagles’ quarterback Jalen Hurts early in the game.
Quarterback Dak Prescott once again led the charge for the offense, amassing 217 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Despite his commendable performance, Prescott, ever the perfectionist, expressed dissatisfaction with his own display.
“Solid enough to get the win. I’ve told you before, I’m my biggest critic. Obviously, not my best game. … Did enough to win, but I always want to do better.”
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Could Not Be Happier With Dak Prescott
In contrast, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones lavished praise on Prescott, hoping that this stellar performance would silence any doubters.
“Dak Prescott, for anyone questioning it, coming in here and playing like that against Philadelphia, he should have his due,” Jones remarked. “That ought to shut that door of questioning his ability to play in a playoff-type game.”
While the Cowboys delivered an impressive all-around performance, Prescott faces the challenge of proving himself in postseason play, where he holds a 2-4 career record. The team’s NFC Championship drought adds to the stakes.
Prescott, however, appears to be a transformed player this season, notably improving in ball security with just six interceptions, three of which occurred in a challenging blowout loss against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5. Currently the frontrunner for the MVP award to many, an accolade Jones believes he deserves, Prescott is focused on the bigger picture — clinching a Super Bowl ring.
“First of all, as far as what it represents, which would be his importance to the team, he doesn’t have to win that award for me to know how important he is to our aspirations this year, where we are and where we’ve got a chance to go,” Jones said. “He’s got that kind of appreciation from I think everybody in this organization.”
Prescott’s 28 touchdown passes lead the NFL, proving his elite production. While the MVP accolade is coveted, Prescott’s primary goal remains securing a Super Bowl victory, a sentiment echoed by Jones, who boldly stated, “Dak is a player who is qualified in every way to have a Super Bowl in his career.”
Next up for the Cowboys will be a Week 15 matchup against the Buffalo Bills on the road. Make sure to tune in to see if Dallas can continue their dominant play.