The Dallas Cowboys have a lot on the line when they take the field against the Washington Commanders on Sunday.
Not only for the team, as they are hoping to win the NFC East, but also for personal accolades for the players.
All the Cowboys can control on Sunday is how they play against the undermanned Commanders.
They need a win and a Philadelphia Eagles loss to repeat as NFC East champs.
But, that is not the only thing to watch for on Sunday.
Quarterback Dak Prescott is chasing history as well.
With 185 passing yards on Sunday, Prescott can become the third youngest quarterback to 25,000 career yards.
Dak Prescott has 24,815 passing yards in 96 games. With 185 Sunday, he ties for 3rd fastest in NFL history to 25,000 yards, per @ESPNStatsInfo.
Fastest to 25,000 Pass Yds – NFL History
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He has developed so much as a passer from when he first came into the league.
His control of the Cowboys’ offense is elite and his pre and post-snap reads are second to none in the NFL.
The 29-year-old has thrown for at least 185 yards in every game except one since coming back from injury in Week 7.
The only game he did not was against the Indianapolis Colts when the Cowboys were up so much that Prescott sat a portion of the fourth quarter.
As Dallas gets set for the playoffs, they can only go as far as Prescott will take them.
He has played elite football since returning in Week 7.
Leading the highest-scoring offense in the NFL over that span.
The only knock against Prescott has been his 14 interceptions this season.
But, taking away the turnovers there has not been a better quarterback in football since Week 7.
According to rbsdm.com, his .453 Estimated Points Added (EPA) per play excluding turnovers are the most in football by a wide margin over that span.
Prescott should make history on Sunday.
But, he has his sights set on a greater achievement come playoff time.