Raise your hand if you expected the Dallas Cowboys to be (5-1) after six games before the season. No one reading this should have their hand up, unless you’re the biggest Cowboys homer in the world. When Tony Romo went down in the preseason, it felt like this was going to be another lost season for Jerry Jones boys. However, rookie Dak Prescott has been a pleasant surprise.
Through six games, Prescott has a touchdown to interception ratio of 7:1, while having a quarterback rating of over 100. What makes Prescott’s run even more impressive is the fact he’s been without star Dez Bryant for half of the season. Bryant has been out since week 3 with a hairline fracture in his right knee.
Nonetheless, Bryant is set to return.
As Dez Bryant walks off field he finds me and tells me "Don't have to ask me anymore, I'm good…playing against Philly"
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 16, 2016
Since Bryant’s absence, Jason Witten has been Prescott’s go-to-guy, but with Bryant returning, things should only get easier for the rookie signal caller moving forward.