“QB1”: NFL Fans Laud Dak Prescott for Radiant Return Amidst Cooper Rush Debate on Thanksgiving Day

Published 11/24/2022, 10:02 PM EST

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Dak Prescott had the last laugh in the heavyweight battle. The 29-year-old threw two TD passes. TE Dalton Schultz and Ezekiel Elliott made the most of it. The duo kept the Cowboys ahead in the game. As a result, Mike McCarthy and his men clinched a 28-20 win over the Giants on Thanksgiving day. 

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Both teams headed into AT&T Stadium with a 7-3 record. Naturally, the first three quarters witnessed a see-saw battle. But the fourth quarter demarcated the distinction between the two top teams. Interestingly, Prescott teamed up with Ceedee Lamb, who grabbed a one-handed catch in his convincing performance. 


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Since the #4 QB returned to the team, the Cowboys have found their momentum. Earlier, they registered a dramatic victory with surprise star Cooper Rush. The promising talent carried the team in the absence of Prescott. Currently, the team is experiencing a happy headache in selecting the starting QB. As a result, several fans thronged Twitter with their takes. 

A user said Prescott is the number one QB.

A fan commented on the interception angle.

This user tweeted about Cooper Rush.

Meanwhile, a fan recalled Prescott’s impact on the game.

A fan went a step further, to comment on the Playoff records.

Prescott is clearly winning the confidence of the fans. 

The Cowboys juggernaut rolls on 

The Giants and the Cowboys gave it their all on Thanksgiving day. At one point, the Cowboys stared at a possible defeat. They were 13-7 at half-time. However, a resurgent unit recalibrated quickly to score 21 consecutive points. The win also revived the comparison talks surrounding Cooper Rush, who registered a stunning start but had to make way for the superstar.  

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A fan spoke about the most impressive aspect of Prescott’s response. 


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Another fan urged for the return of Cooper Rush.


Notably, a user missed the Cowboys’ #10 QB.

A user tweeted about Prescott’s net worth.

Another fan unveiled a game analysis.



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So, what was the major difference in the second half? The winners showcased clear domination on the ground. The offense stepped up big time. Meanwhile, the RB duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 152 yards on 34 carries and a touchdown. Notably, Prescott completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. 

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The top campaigner has won ten straight games over the Giants. Crucially, the past record of Dak Prescott against his favorite opponents presented substance to the argument of playing him as the starting QB. With this win, the Cowboys bolstered their playoff hopes. They will return to the field on December 4 to host the Colts.


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Meanwhile, fans are thankful to Prescott and Rush. The duo did not succumb to the pressure and carried on with purpose.

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Written by:

Nidheesh Kumar


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Nidheesh Kumar is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and was previously a sports journalist with Telangana Today. An avid enthusiast, Nidheesh is a loyal fan of writing and conversations revolving anything remotely around sports.
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