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Dak Prescott looked a lot like the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year from two seasons ago in the Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions.The star quarterback had clutch plays Dak Prescott Jersey White , big throws and long completions in a 26-24 win capped by a two-minute drive to the winning field goal as time expired. Considering how rough he and the Dallas offense looked at times through three weeks, it was quite an answer.The practical part of the victory was getting the Cowboys (2-2) back to .500, tied with defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia and a half-game behind idle Washington in the NFC East. The affirmation of his resolve can’t be underestimated either.”I know what I can do and I know what kind of player I am, and I never waver and I’m never going to get down on myself,” Prescott said. “All of us have good days and bad days, and if all of us were judged by our bad days at our jobs, we’d all be in trouble.”Prescott hadn’t had a 200-yard passing game this season, and just two in the previous 11 going back to last year. He took care of that with 255 yards and two touchdowns.Before his decisive 34-yard throw to running back Ezekiel Elliott behind the defense to set up the winning kick, Prescott saved the final drive by scrambling backward to pick up his own fumble and throwing an incompletion to preserve a manageable third down. He converted it.Prescott had just one completion of at least 20 yards in each of the first three games. There were four against the Lions, all for more than 30 yards.While Elliott got the headlines with a career-high 240 yards from scrimmage, Prescott filled the role he so often mastered in leading the Cowboys to an NFC-best 13 wins after replacing the injured Tony Romo in 2016.The former fourth-round pick also reminded everyone how much the Cowboys need the efficient Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey , turnover-free version of Prescott to get back to the playoffs after missing the postseason in his less-than-spectacular encore a year ago.”I just have the feeling that Dak is going to help us win and help the team in so many different ways,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “I just don’t know that there is a limit to the nuances of how he might be able to contribute and to me that’s a great thing.”Other than Elliott, the Cowboys have struggled to find an identity on offense, and the search is likely to continue Sunday at Houston (1-3).Prescott ran quite a bit out of the zone read in a win over the New York Giants. The Cowboys used some no-huddle to find a better tempo against Detroit. And while rookie Michael Gallup had one of the 30-plus-yard catches, he was the only one among the receivers.That group is still working to see how best to try to replace the lost go-to plays of tight end Jason Witten and the big-play potential of Dez Bryant, who was released in a cost-cutting move in the offseason.The win over the Lions was the best Prescott has looked in putting passes in places for the new cast of receivers to have an impact. What amounted to the winning throw to Elliott was the best illustration.”It’s been one player, here or there these first three games that we’re off and that’s the reason we’re off,” Prescott said. “We still left plays out there, so it’s important for us to go back this week and use this confidence and this momentum to go clean these plays up.”NOTES: Coach Jason Garrett said receiver Terrance Williams will return to the team Tuesday after an excused absence going into the weekend. The sixth-year receiver was inactive for the first time. … Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said Elliott was battling bursitis in one of his knees along with an ankle injury. Garrett said his practice participation would be determined during the week. Drew Brees didn’t have a completion until the final play of the first quarter. His final pass, one he was trying to throw away, got intercepted.And things certainly weren’t much better in between for Brees and the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints Emmitt Smith Jersey , whose 10-game winning streak ended in a 13-10 loss at the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.“We didn’t really find a rhythm pretty much the whole game,” Brees said. “We may have had one decent drive, but for the most part felt like we just didn’t really find a great rhythm with what we were doing.”He finished 18 of 28 passing for 127 yards passing, including a 30-yard touchdown to Keith Kirkwood in the third quarter on a drive when two Cowboys penalties extended the drive — a defensive holding call on third down and a roughing the punter near midfield.Brees was held to under 200 yards for the third time this season, and second week in a row. The Saints (10-2) had their season low with only 176 total yards, and their fewest points in three years — since a 24-6 loss to Houston in Week 12 of the 2015 season.“I’m not worried about it. We’ll be just fine,” running back Mark Ingram said. “We’ve still got the same playmakers. … We’re good. We’ve just got to fix it. We didn’t do enough today. We’re going to make sure this never happens again.”New Orleans also converted only three-of-11 third downs, and got stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the second quarter after a Cowboys fumble.“We weren’t really good on the early downs. We didn’t have the balance that we’ve had in prior games,” coach Sean Payton said. “We struggled running the ball with any consistency, and we didn’t want to get into a one-dimensional game.“Some games you play where you don’t’ have a lot of third downs because you’re operating efficiently, but that was the case certainly in this game Emmitt Smith Jersey White ,” he said.New Orleans missed a chance to perfectly match Dallas from two years ago, when then-rookie sensations Elliott and Dak Prescott won 11 straight after dropping the opener.The Cowboys (7-5) won their fourth consecutive game and assured they will at least remain tied for the NFC East lead.Alvin Kamari had 72 total yards — 36 yards rushing on 11 carries and 36 yards on eight catches. His took a helmet-to-helmet blow from Jaylon Smith on a short pass when he was stopped short of a first down with about 10 minutes left.Kamari said afterward, “I’m good.”There was no penalty on the play.“What do you think?” Brees said when asked about the non-call. “Let the league deal with that.”The Saints then punted, and the Cowboys ran nearly 7 minutes off the clock while getting to the New Orleans 6 before Prescott was sacked and fumbled.“All things considered, to still have a chance to go down and tie or win the game,” Brees said. “So it’s unfortunate because we had an opportunity.”Two plays later, with Brees under pressure and trying to get rid of the ball, Jourdan Lewis made a diving interception — a play that was upheld on a replay review.Said Brees, “I was trying to throw it at his feet and kept it a little too high.”___

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