Dak Prescott: 3 bold predictions for the Cowboys QB in Week 13 vs. Bills
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has strung together quite the individual effort this season. However, the once-heralded NFC East franchise has quickly become one of the most consistently inconsistent teams from around the league this season — even with Prescott playing well for the majority of the year.
Although the Cowboys currently sit at a nearly even 6-5 on the season as it stands today with Dallas most recently coming up short against the New England Patriots on the road by the score of 13-9, Prescott and company still lead the way in the NFC East division. Because the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins have all struggled mightily this season, especially the latter pair, the Cowboys will more than likely make their way to the postseason when all is said and done.
While blowing a 3-0 start to the season typically doesn’t lead to a playoff berth, the Cowboys still have a chance to make some noise in the NFC East and even NFC as a whole. However, if the ultimate goal of reaching the playoffs and winning a Super Bowl eventually comes together in Dallas, Prescott will need to lead this team to a victory on Sunday against the dangerous Buffalo Bills.
Prescott will throw for over 300 yards against Bills
Even after scoring a mere nine points last week against the New England Patriots, the Dallas Cowboys should be able to make some noise against a tough Buffalo Bills defense as quarterback Dak Prescott has more than enough weapons to get the job done. With wide receivers Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup paired with running back Ezekiel Elliott and veteran tight end Jason Witten. This could finally be the week when everything comes together for the Cowboys offense.
If Prescott is in his prime form, there should be no way that the veteran signal-caller does not throw for more than 300 yards against the Bills. With Cooper failing to register a single reception against the Patriots in Week 12, that will surely not be the case this time around against Buffalo. With Prescott and Cooper slated for some big things in bounce back fashion, expect Cooper to receive the majority of the targets that Prescott will be dishing out en route to 300 yards passing.
Prescott will rush for more than 50 yards against Bills
Because of the fact that the Dallas Cowboys own a litany of weapons on the offensive side of the football — quarterback Dak Prescott included — the Buffalo Bills will be forced to be concerned with both a potentially deadly passing attack in addition to prolific running back Ezekiel Elliott, who possesses the ability to break a big run at any moment. With that in mind, it is more than likely than Prescott will be forced to use both his arm and his legs come Sunday against the Bills.
If Prescott can utilize his ability to run the football, there should be no reason that he doesn’t rush for over 50 yards in Week 13. Because of his dual-threat ability, Prescott can become a force in the passing and rushing attacks, even with the aforementioned Elliott in the fold. If Elliott is on fire, that will leave even more room for the Cowboys quarterback to scramble outside the pocket for positive yards.
Prescott won’t turn the football over against Bills
The Buffalo Bills have a very dangerous defense, a unit that has kept the AFC East franchise afloat at times this season when the team’s offense has struggled or slowed. With a veteran secondary in place to coincide with the team’s impressive pass rush, the Bills defense can change a game in a heartbeat in addition to possessing the ability to control a contest throughout.
Even so, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won’t turn the football over on Sunday against the Bills. Not only will the Cowboys highly touted offensive line keep their signal-caller upright, which typically helps to avoid fumbling, but Prescott won’t toss any interceptions even with a knowledgable and experienced Buffalo secondary lurking. If the Cowboys jump out to a lead at some point en route to potentially piling on the points, look for Dallas to lean on its rushing attack, which would also help Prescott avoid turnovers down the stretch.
The one aspect of this notion that may come into play as well will be if the game is not a blowout in favor of the Cowboys but rather a close affair. In this case, Prescott will be put under much more pressure, which would test his ability to protect the football at all costs.