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Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy calls out criticism of Dak Prescott

On Thanksgiving Day, the Dallas Cowboys lost in overtime to the Las Vegas Raiders. . Although Dallas was unable to move the ball at times in the first quarter, a strong fourth quarter saw the game reach overtime. After the loss, Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, came to the defense Dak Prescott.

McCarthy stated via Jon Machota, The Athletic. “At the conclusion of the day we may not have performed as well as we would like early on, but we did put points on to the board,” McCarthy said. “We were in a position to win this game. I was quick to see Dak’s numbers. He seemed to have good numbers. What did he throw? He threw what? If it’s struggling, hell I’d love to play tomorrow.”

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Prescott finished the fourth quarter 16-of-21 with 209 yards and one touchdown. He also had a 122.9 passer rating. He completed 32 of his 47 passes, which netted him 375 yards and two touchdowns.

On Thursday, the Cowboys were without CeeDee and Amari Cooper as wide receivers. Cooper was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 roster, while Lamb was unable to complete concussion protocols in the time necessary to be available for the contest.

McCarthy mentioned that Prescott’s game was strong purely on numbers. It is difficult to throw for 375 yards with your two elite wide receivers. Prescott turned to Cedrick Wilson, Michael Gallup and others to fill in the gap. Gallup received five passes for 106 yards, while Wilson had seven receptions for 104 yards. Noah Brown had six receptions of 53 yards. Prescott’s touchdowns were also caught by Sean McKeon and Dalton Schultz, both tight ends.

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Thursday marked the third time this season that Prescott threw for 375 yards. In Week 1, he threw for 403 yard against Tampa Bay, and 445 yards against New England.

Prescott has enjoyed a strong season with the Cowboys. He completed 69.4 per cent of his passes, which has resulted in 2,932 yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Prescott has also attempted 27 rushing passes for 94 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions.

The Cowboys are now down two games in a row and have lost three of their last four. Dallas is currently at the top of the NFC East with a record of 7-4, but the gap between them and other teams is shrinking. The Philadelphia Eagles are at 5-6, while Washington Football Team is at 4-6. To continue narrowing the gap, both teams could win this week. Washington will face a struggling Seattle Seahawks team while Philadelphia faces the New York Giants.

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