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Cowboys news: Dak Prescott is fourth player in Dallas history with multiple 400-yard passing games

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The Dallas Cowboys are one of the NFL’s top teams, starting their season with a comfortable win against the New York Giants. And in Dak Prescott, the team has one of the franchise’s best quarterbacks.

Prescott proved his pedigree once again during the season opener as he threw 405 yards and four touchdowns against a battered Giants team. He joined an elite company of players in the process of getting the 400 yards.

Given how long the Cowboys have been in the NFL, it’s somewhat surprising that there haven’t been more players who have completed the feat. However, it just says a lot about Prescott’s ability and how he can take over games with his passing.

Prescott has grown a lot as a player and a leader ever since joining the Cowboys in 2016. Cowboys legend and tight end Jason Witten observed that he’s become a worthy leader for these Cowboys.

“I just think he’s gone to another level with his game,” Witten said, per Dallas News’ Michael Gahliken. “As a leader, he’s the hardest-working guy on the team. He’s here early. He stays late. He’s got personal relationships with everyone on the team. The line of scrimmage, communication, understanding what the defense is trying to do and what our plan is to do against that, everything is just at a higher, higher level.”

Prescott has notched at least 3,300 passing yards and 22 touchdowns in each of his three NFL seasons. It’s not unreasonable to expect more of the same from him since already notched 400 yards from this game alone.

It’s yet to be known if the Cowboys can make a deep playoff run, but Prescott will surely give them a fighting chance.