Amid the Ezekiel Elliott Fiasco Dak Prescott is Becoming a Star

Nov 8, 2017

Dak Prescott
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Much of the news in Dallas this season has revolved around the seemingly endless drama that Ezekiel Elliott vs. the NFL. Will he play or will the NFL be able to block him from playing. Elliott has routinely got the best of the NFL and other than his fantasy owners, most fans are tired of the drama.
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If you have gotten wrapped up in the saga, you might miss the breakout season Dak Prescott is having. In fact, if Dallas is going to pull off an upset in Atlanta this week, it will likely be on the arm and feet of Prescott. The early NFL betting odds for Week 10 has the Falcons favored in their home game.
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Prescott threw for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and four interceptions as a rookie, adding 282 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
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Through eight games Prescott has 1,818 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions and 195 yards and four scores on the ground. If he can replicate those numbers in the second half of the season Prescott would finish with 3,636 yards, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 390 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Quite a leap in Year 2 for the former Mississippi State star.
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Since a slow opening game (268 yards passing, 24 yards rushing, 1 passing TD), Prescott has amassed 15 touchdown passes and four rushing touchdowns in the last seven games for an average of 2.7 total touchdowns per game.
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Down the stretch Prescott will get another crack at the Giants (29th in the league in passing yards allowed per game), Philadelphia twice (25th ranked) and Oakland (22nd).
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Prescott has been significantly better at home with 1,976 yards, 11 passing TDs, 200 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs at home vs. 1,691 yards, 12 passing TDs, 82 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD on the road. This year he has 1,020 yards, 9 touchdowns, 113 rushing yards, 2 TDs at home vs. 798 yards, 7 TDs, 82 yards, 2 TDs on the road. With four of the next seven games at home and Week 17, which is often after the fantasy football playoffs have wrapped up, Prescott figures to be a force down the stretch.
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If Elliott does ever lose his appeal and is forced to miss game action, the Cowboys will lean heavier on Prescott’s broad shoulders.
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Dallas is not cruising like last year with the Philadelphia Eagles holding a firm grip on the division, but they are still very much in the hunt for the wildcard and could challenge for the division if they can take both meetings against Philly.

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