Dak Prescott was back on the board for the Dallas Cowboys.
Prescott threw his first touchdown pass since Week 4 of the 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. It was 340 days between touchdown passes. He found second-year wide receiver CeeDee Lamb for a 22-yard score with 1:42 remaining in the first quarter.
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The touchdown pass tied the game as the Buccaneers scored on the previous drive.
It was Prescott’s first game since the 2020 season. He had four touchdown passes in a loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. The Cowboys would lose the game 49-38.
He did not have any touchdown passes in the following week where he suffered the gruesome ankle injury that cost him his season. In that game, he was 14-for-21 with an interception.
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The Cowboys made the large investment in Prescott in 2020. The two sides agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension that included a $66 million signing bonus and $126 million guaranteed. He converted $6.25 million of his 2021 salary into a bonus earlier this week.
Prescott took over as Dallas’ starting quarterback in 2016 and was a Pro Bowler and the Offensive Rookie of the Year. In 69 career games, he’s recorded 17,634 passing yards, 106 touchdown passes and 40 interceptions.
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The Cowboys are hoping to get more than six wins this season.