Dak Prescott and Tom Brady welcomed back NFL football with a pair of show-stopping performances on Thursday night.
In a thrilling 31-29 shootout, the defending Super Bowl champions took down the Cowboys on a last second field goal. Brady threw 32-of-50 for 379 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions and Prescott responded with 403 yards, three touchdowns and one interception of his own.
Together, the two star QBs combined for 782 yards and seven touchdowns.
While this excellence is what we’ve come to expect from Brady, many wondered if Prescott would be ready to perform at a high level in his first game back following his devastating leg injury this past season.
Despite the loss, Dallas’ superstar signal caller certainly didn’t disappoint.
The NFL world took to Twitter t0 react to Dak’s league return.
Dak Prescott connects with CeeDee Lamb for their first TD of the season 😤
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 10, 2021
I cannot believe how much energy some people wasted arguing if Dak Prescott was really an elite quarterback.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) September 10, 2021
Dak Prescott and Tom Brady put on a show, throwing for a combined 782 yards and seven touchdowns. pic.twitter.com/VoPk4DnTNp
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2021
Dak Prescott to Tom Brady: “We’ll see y’all again.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 10, 2021
#Cowboys QB Dak Prescott returned tonight for the first time in almost 11 months and completed 42/58 passes for 403 yards and 3 TDs.
He had multiple ankle surgeries. Dealt with a shoulder strain all of camp. Played tonight as if none of that happened. Comeback is just starting.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 10, 2021
Dak Prescott’s tonight performance proves that the Cowboys will win the NFC East.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 10, 2021
My wife—a Philly girl—through and through—and a die hard Eagles fan just looked at me and said “is it bad I wish Dak Prescott was the Eagles QB”
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 9, 2021
. @dak is playing fantastic football. An insanely high level.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 10, 2021
MVP. I’m callin it now @dak
— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) September 10, 2021
Don’t have to be a Cowboys fan to be glad Dak is back. The NFL is better with him on the field.
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) September 10, 2021
Prescott suffered a brutal compound fracture on his right ankle during Week 5 of the 2020 season, leading to multiple surgeries and months of rehab. But before that, the two-time Pro Bowler was off to the best start of his NFL career.
Now, he’s picking up right where he left off.
Through the first four games of the 2020 season, Prescott logged a league-leading 1,690 passing yards with three games over 450 yards and nine total touchdowns. Last night’s 400+ yard performance just adds to that list impressive games for the 28-year-old QB.
Though the Cowboys fell in their Week 1 season-opener, Prescott made it pretty clear that his team are in for a much-improved year if he can remain healthy and performing at a high level.
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