If there's one thing Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer has learned over his eight-year career, it's to be ready at any moment. Prescott, who was no higher than third on the Dallas depth chart after he was drafted in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft, was given an opportunity to earn the job as Romo's backup entering training camp. Heck, his two wins are already more than the Cowboys won all of last season when Romo sat out.
"It felt great", Prescott said in his postgame press conference.
Jason Witten, likely a future Hall of Fame tight end, has been on the receiving end of 14 passes from Prescott through three games.
Prescott still doesn't have a turnover, extending his early-career mark to 99 consecutive passing attempts without an interception. That is the second-longest streak in National Football League history behind the current 102-pass stretch by the Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz. "At a certain point the game kinda declares itself, and like you said, we have to start throwing it a lot". "The slant for a touchdown was a big play in the game".
Research has shown that the top running back performances typically come against teams that rank 15th or worse in Football Outsiders' Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, with just 7.8 percent coming against teams that rank No. 10 or better in rush-defense DVOA. "There's a lot I haven't seen, so I am going to continue to keep my head down and keep working". "And so we're just trying to get the best 11 guys out there regardless of the position to where we can play a full 60 minutes and get a victory".
The Cowboys offensive line is a strength, and shaking it up with a new player could be problematic.
Collins suffered the injury in the second quarter of the team's win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, but the Cowboys have only stated that he has suffered a toe injury at this time. "Under no circumstances would he go out there if there was risk". "But I really don't take care if I get five carries or 30 as long as we win". But as far as the ability to give him more time, medicine wants more time, and they'll tell you, well, he'll be better off two months from now than he is today.
"There's never been a situation where we say 'OK, he can't handle that, let's not do that because Dak's our quarterback.' That hasn't been the case at all".
Asked if Cutler will return as the team's starting quarterback when he's healthy, Fox said: "I don't think there are any givens, and that's no indictment on anybody".