The Dallas Cowboys (9-3) 54-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) was filled with a number of dominant individual performances.
DaRon Bland, Malik Hooker, Jayron Kearse, CeeDee Lamb, the combination of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, and Michael Gallup, who is vocally putting the entire league on notice.
On the offensive side of the ball, they are experiencing a renaissance since the return of quarterback Dak Prescott. Who has the Cowboys scoring well above 30 points per game in that time span.
Since the return of Prescott in Week 7, not only does Dallas have the No. 1 scoring offense (offensive points only), but they have it by a significant margin:— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) December 5, 2022
1. Dallas, 35 ppg
2. Philadelphia, 29.5
3. Cincinnati, 29
Not only has Dak Prescott made Cowboys history following their latest win, but he is re-emerging himself among the league’s best QB’s.
Enough to take home an individual player’s highest personal honor?
No other quarterback is playing and having near the same effect Prescott is on offense. 4-1 record, 1439 passing yards, 71.1% completion percentage, 14 total touchdowns and a 65 total QBR.
The NFL MVP race is far from over, but there are four clear favorites at the moment (no particular order):
Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. But following what might be his second worst game of the season, Prescott has impressed.
In fact, a 170-yard, three touchdown pass performance, completing 66.7% of his passes to be considered one of his worse games of the season really tells you the level he is playing at since his return from injury.
According to Draft Kings, Prescott has jumped from unranked to seventh in the MVP race with +6000 odds since not being ranked before the previous three games.
How Dak and the Dallas Cowboys finish the season will dictate whether or not he secured the award. In the last 10 seasons, the majority of MVP winners played on the number one seeded team.
It might be a long shot, but no other QB is statistically playing better than the Cowboys signal caller. If he finishes the same way is playing, the Cowboys could have themselves their second ever MVP winner.
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