On the play, Prescott faked a run to Ezekiel Elliott and bootlegged left. With no one open to throw to, he tucked the ball and kept it himself, running through a tackle attempt by Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker.
Prescott emerged from the play unscathed. In fact, the biggest nick he took on Sunday occurred during a sideline celebration with wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Still, owner Jerry Jones admitted on 105.3 The Fan today to being a little concerned about seeing his quarterback get physical like that. After all, Prescott did miss Dallas' Week 8 win over the Minnesota Vikings with a calf injury.
"I worry about it. We got to realize that at the end of the year what this is about is being standing," Jones said,
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan on this Dak Prescott TD: “I worry about it. We got to realize that at the end of the year what this is about is being standing. Warren Buffett one time said the hardest thing about accumulating wealth is to be there to spend it.” pic.twitter.com/3oEgUWIB19
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 16, 2021
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It wouldn't surprise us if Jones or the Cowboys' coaching staff let Prescott know he needs to be careful after Sunday's play. Dallas is about to enter a crucial portion of its schedule.
At 7-2 overall, the Cowboys are in contention for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC. They have three huge games coming up, starting with Sunday against the 6-4 Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.
After that, Dallas will face the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving, followed by a Week 13 trip to play the Saints in New Orleans. If the Cowboys can sweep through that stretch, or even if they go 2-1, it will leave them with a shot at earning homefield advantage in the playoffs in the season's final month.