Dak Prescott, Jason Witten and a last second touchdown put the Dallas Cowboys two games ahead in the NFC East. This could be the beginning of what Cowboys fans have been waiting for.
Or, as Calvin Hill puts it: “I think we’re learning how to win.”
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones declared Prescott the starter for the next game against Cleveland, calling their dramatic victory, “one of the best wins I’ve ever been a part of”
Hill was not backward in praising Prescott for his performance, “I’m amazed at this young guy, amazed at his presence in the pocket.”
However, he knows what it’s going to take to keep it up, “I don’t think Dak managed it well tonight, but [Jim] Schwartz is a really good defensive coordinator for Philadelphia. That front put so much pressure on Dak and yet he never lost his composure.”
The winning touchdown
The game winning touchdown happened in overtime when the rookie quarterback spun left out of trouble and found Jason Witten wide open in the end zone. A spectacular conclusion to the sixth consecutive victory for the Cowboys. That’s the first game-winning touchdown in overtime by the Cowboys since Miles Austin’s 60-yard score to beat the Chiefs in 2009.Until then Jason Witten was having an uneventful game. The veteran tight-end had only two catches for 16 yards for the game. Photo courtesy of Morguefile
Back in business
When Dallas Cowboys are in business, business is good for the NFL. The Cowboys’ have maintained a streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games (home and away), that’s quite a following. In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys were valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to ‘Forbes.’ Another record for a U.S. sports team is the $620 million in revenue the Cowboys also generated in 2014.
“It’s like the Yankees,” Hill said. “There’s so much passion around the country for and against them. The Cowboys are back, we have two young stars in Dak and Ezekiel Elliott, and that’s good for the National Football League.”