The Dallas Cowboys were able to get things back on track in Week 10 against the New York Giants, picking up a dominant 49-17 victory. It was a nice bounceback for the team after they let several opportunities to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9 slip through their hands in a 28-23 loss.
The Cowboys dismantled the Giants, taking full advantage of their NFC East rivals’ shortcomings. Dallas racked up 640 total yards of offense while they surrendered only 172. It was the kind of performance people take notice of regardless of the opponent.
One of the standout performers in the game was quarterback Dak Prescott. He completed 26-of-35 passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. He added 17 yards and another score on the ground on two rushes. It was the second time this season he was not sacked in a game, with the first instance being Week 1, also against the Giants.
It was a very impressive performance for Prescott, who is in the midst of arguably the best season of his career. The 70.7 completion percentage he has would not only be a career-high, but it is leading the NFL. He has also cut down on his turnovers, which was a major issue in 2022 when he led the league with 15 interceptions despite playing in only 12 games.
While there are still questions about whether or not Prescott can lead the Cowboys to victory in big games, he is playing at a high level this season. So high, former star wide receiver and current analyst Keyshawn Johnson believes Prescott is sneaking his way into the MVP discussion.
“Dak Prescott is slowly sliding himself into the MVP convo,” Johnson said in a recent segment on FS1’s UNDISPUTED with Michael Irvin and Skip Bayless.
That is certainly a bold take from Johnson, but it isn’t too far-fetched of an idea. If the Cowboys can chase down the Eagles in the NFC East race, it is fair to assume Prescott would be a big reason for that.
Winning the division, or at the very least keeping the Cowboys in the race, would certainly lead to some consideration for the MVP award. Prescott is inside the top 10 of numerous passing categories, as he is producing at a high clip and leading Dallas to plenty of victories this season.