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Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott, has had an historic start to the 2020-2021 NFL season. Despite starting 1-3, the Cowboys offense has looked legit as Prescott is on pace destroy the single-season passing yards record. . The Cowboys starter has thrown for 1,690 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. In three of Prescott’s four game, he has thrown for over 400 yards. In his most recent effort, Prescott threw for 502 yards on 58 attempts against the Cleveland Browns. At this rate, Prescott is projected to throw for 6,760 yards for the season.
Prescott, 27, was named to the Pro-Bowl in 2016, his rookie season, and again in 2018. His outstanding rookie season earned him the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Dallas Cowboys found a hidden gem in Prescott when they selected him with the 135th pick in the 2016 NFL draft. According to Fox News, Prescott told reporters that he only cares about one stat. “I care about one stat, and that’s to win. When we don’t do that, no other stats matter. I’d give all those yards back for a different record.”
The single-season passing yards record is held by Peyton Manning, who threw for 5,477 yards in 2013. Prescott has a solid chance to break the record this year with standout wide receivers Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb. Superstar runningback Ezekiel Elliott is also involved in the pass-game.
It’ll be very hard for anyone to beat Manning’s record, but Prescott is well on his way. The Cowboys are in the worst division, record-wise, in the NFL, so hopefully Prescott can lead them to pick up a couple of wins when their division games come up.