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Prescott delivers for streaking Cowboys

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. -- Dak Prescott's first three quarters on Sunday were nothing to write home about. But, with the game on the line in the fourth quarter and overtime, the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl standout delivered in a big way.

Prescott threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns in the final quarter and overtime, leading the Cowboys to a thrilling 'walkoff' win over rival Philadelphia, 29-23, and put Dallas in the driver's seat to win the NFC East Division. 

Prescott finished the day with a career-best numbers (42-of-54 passing and 455 yards) to go with his three touchdown passes, all three to newly acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper, including the game-winner late in overtime. Prescott leads the NFC in passing yards over the past five weeks.

He has proven to deliver late in the season, improving to 15-6 in his career in November and December games.

Other standouts:

Cam Jordan | DE | Saints
2011 Reese's Senior Bowl
Jordan continued his dominance at getting to the quarterback, recording two sacks for the third straight week as the Saints rallied to beat the Bucs. Through 13 games he has 12 sacks, one short of his career best.

Derek Carr | QB | Raiders
2014 Reese's Senior Bowl
Along with Prescott, has taken his share of heat this season, but the former second-round pick was clutch against the Steelers, completing 25-of-34 passes for 326 yards and two scores in a 24-21 upset.

Darius Leonard | LB | Colts
2018 Reese's Senior Bowl
Leonard, the rookie who leads the league in tackles by 17, had 12 more tackles, a sack and a pass defensed in Sunday's big win over division rival Houston.

Previous winners: Philip Rivers (Chargers), Kirk Cousins (Redskins), Darius Leonard (Colts), Cooper Kupp (Rams), Baker Mayfield (Browns), Za'Darius Smith (Ravens), Aaron Donald (Rams), Dee Ford (Chiefs), Tre'Quan Smith (Saints), Philip Rivers (Chargers), Bobby Wagner (Seahawks)