The highlights of the season have been very low for the Dallas Cowboys. The loss to the San Francisco 49ers was ugly and Dak Prescott wasn’t at his best. The quarterback threw three interceptions, and the Cowboys were already down 28-10, midway through the third quarter when the first one was thrown. However, the offense only had seven yards on the initial four possessions.
The Cowboys are ranked sixth in the NFC and are expected to make the playoffs. The defense is one of the leading ones in the NFL and has shown significant performances. In addition, the DVOA numbers indicate that the team has a top-10 offense.
The main reason behind the offensive success is Prescott’s performance. Since the Cowboys’ Week 7 bye, they have been scoring heavily. In two of the last three games, they scored over 40 points, and Prescott passed for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in each game. Since the bye, he leads in passing yards and touchdowns in the NFL.
Despite the performance against the 49ers, Prescott has been consistently playing at an MVP level throughout the season. He ranks third in the NFL in Total QBR, first in completion percentage, and fourth in yards per attempt. His 17 passing touchdowns are among the top in the league.
There have been criticisms about Prescott’s performance under pressure, but according to Pro Football Focus data, he has been the best quarterback under pressure this season. Despite the setbacks, Prescott has been leading the Cowboys to significant victories. If he maintains this level of play, he should win the league MVP.