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A two-touchdown game from Dak Prescott has taken the Dallas Cowboys one step closer to the top of the NFC East.
Prescott earned a 95.2 quarterback rating Sunday as the Cowboys dominated the Carolina Panthers in a 33-10 win.
The Cowboys nearly doubled the Panthers’ offensive yards total (187) with 311 through four quarters.
Russell Foster A New Texas @RussellFosterTX
Man, the Dallas Cowboys are such a dominant team this year. Loving it!
By halftime, the Cowboys were leading by 14 points, and Prescott had connected on 16 of 27 attempts for 126 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks.
Meanwhile, Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young was 5-of-10 for 48 yards and three sacks through two quarters.
A LUUUUKE TD in Carolina?
Panthers finished the third quarter with a touchdown to get within seven points of tying the score.
Ej Savage (Boys ‘N the Zone) @BoysNtheZone
Defense about to let up a TD… Dak is going to have to go out and get some points this next drive
The Cowboys held on in part thanks to a 21-yard end zone catch and run by running back Tony Pollard.
FOX Sports: NFL @NFLonFOX
This TD run by Tony Pollard 😤
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Prescott finished the victory with 189 passing yards for two touchdowns on 25-of-38 throwing.
Salty Shaves @mynamesshaver
Dak Prescott handing over the 4th quarter to Cooper Rush once again. Dallas and Dak just keep bulldozing teams. #MVP
Prescott’s performance led some fans to pitch the Cowboys quarterback as an MVP candidate.
Other fans argued that Prescott’s performance against a team that only has one win in 2023 wouldn’t justify the honor.
Atta Boy @jmacNcheesewiz
Nah cowboys fan you were right. Watching Dak against the 1-8 Panthers definitely proves he is an MVP.
Cool Eagle Sports @defcooleagle
here comes the “dak mvp” conversations against ANOTHER bad team gimme a break
Pro Bowl wide receiver CeeDee Lamb made six catches for 38 yards and a touchdown, surpassing 1,000 receiving yards for the third straight season.
When in doubt, call CeeDee.
Jon Machota @jonmachota
CeeDee Lamb just surpassed 1,000 receiving yards this season, becoming the second-fastest Cowboy to reach the 1,000-yard mark in a season (10 games). Michael Irvin was the fastest. He reached 1,000 yards in nine games in 1995
Patrik [No C] Walker @VoiceOfTheStar
CeeDee Lamb’s quickness is devastating. To get that in the flat at the LOS and explode forward for a first down (eight yards) is quite lovely.
Methinks keep feeding him.
CeeDee Lamb is the best WR in football and the most versatile WR in football #Cowboys
On the other side of the ball, Micah Parsons led the Cowboys defense with a career-high three sacks against Young.
Michael Gehlken @GehlkenNFL
Cowboys hybrid DE Micah Parsons is credited for a full sack there. Barring a stat change, that gives him three sacks today, a new career high. His previous high was 2 1/2-sack game in 2021 vs. Broncos.
Kevin Gray Jr. @KevinGraySports
Micah Parsons you tired of sacking Bryce Young…
Daron Bland and Micah Parsons are really the DPOTY #CowboysNation
The Cowboys improve to 7-3 on the season with the win and trail the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles for control of the NFC East. Next up is a contest against the Washington Commanders minus Chase Young Thursday.
Denton Day (D-Day) @TheDentonDay
Dak Prescott might throw for 800 yards against this defense on Thursday #HTTC
Steve DeShazo @SteveDeShazo1
Young and the Panthers fall to 1-9. They will continue fighting for their second win of the season next Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.