The Dallas Cowboys are 3-1 in 2021.
A lot of the preseason questions have been answered in terms of quarterback Dak Prescott‘s health.
He didn’t play in any preseason games and was limited in practice because of the shoulder issue.
Prescott has more than made up for his absence.
In short, he has been on fire in 2021.
Here is how.
He Has Only Two Picks And Those Were In Weeks 1 And 2
Prescott threw an interception in each of his Week 1 and 2 games, but he has been clean ever since.
Considering how many times he puts the ball in the air, this is an impressive stat.
He has completed 100 passes in four games.
Prescott has 133 pass attempts.
He has found his zip and accuracy post-injury.
He Has Thrown 10 Touchdown Passes
Out of 100 completed passes, 10 percent are touchdown throws.
He threw the 10 touchdowns in three games since he did not throw any in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
RT if you always believed in Dak Prescott
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 3, 2021
His Success Helps The Running Game
Prescott’s ability to put the ball in the air only helps the running game.
It keeps opposing defenses from honing in on just one dimension of the Cowboys offense.
In short, opposing defenses are guessing what the Cowboys will do because they have passed and run so well thus far in 2021.
Elliott and Pollard have combined for 592 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
It’s Not All About Prescott Though
#Cowboys top performers for Week 4 win over Panthers:
Zeke Elliott: 143 r/yards, 1 TD
Dak Prescott: 4 TDs
Randy Gregory: 2 sacks
Trevon Diggs: 2 INTs
Jayron Kearse: 6 tackles (1st)
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 3, 2021
Arguably, the Cowboys have more even distribution of talent across all facets of the game than they have had in years.
Kicker Greg Zuerlein has recovered from his Week 1 missed extra point and two missed field goals to be reliable.
Since the Week 1 fiasco, he missed just one extra point in the Week 3 game with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He is perfect otherwise after successfully kicking 10 extra points and three field goals.
The Cowboys defense has a lot of excitement surrounding it also.
Rookie Micah Parsons has answered the call to do whatever is asked of him.
Second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs has five interceptions in four games.
— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2021
Prescott’s season-ending injury in 2020 was not the only problem the Cowboys had last season.
They also had the 28th-ranked defense that gave up many more points than they could score with Prescott out.
If this kind of dominant play continues in all facets of the game through a 17-week season in 2021, the Cowboys will certainly be contenders in the postseason.
A lot of the attention and scrutiny comes to Prescott because he is the quarterback.
Though he has played great, football is still a team sport.
His great play is in addition to other excellent performances.
Prescott is humble and is well aware of how important the pieces around him are.
Back in June, he talked about having healthy offensive linemen back in 2021.
“They’re the most important, if you ask me. Just to have those three guys lead the five guys up front, everything starts with them. The run game, that allows the pass game to open up. When you have those guys back healthy, energized, it’s special.”
So far, it has all been smooth sailing for Prescott and this Dallas offense.