Former Haughton star Dak Prescott helped the Dallas Cowboys win their fourth straight game Sunday.
Prescott completed 18 of 24 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 28-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
He also scored on a 6-yard run as the Cowboys improved to 4-1. Cincinnati dropped to 2-3.
For the season, Prescott has completed 107 of 155 passes (69 percent) for 1,239 yards and four touchdowns.
Prescott’s 155 attempts without an interception is an NFL record for rookies. He is eight attempts shy of breaking Tom Brady’s record to start a career.
“It really doesn’t mean anything to me,” Prescott said in his postgame press conference. “Some good fortune goes into that. There have been some passes that have been tipped up, or been in the defender’s hand with a shot to intercept it.
“I think it serves to my preparation that I put in each and every week with these receivers going to make great plays for me and some good fortune.”
Prescott’s touchdown pass went to Cole Beasley for 14 yards. Dan Bailey’s PAT gave Dallas a 21-0 lead with 4:02 left in the half.
On the play before the TD pass, he hit Jason Witten for 31 yards on third-and-3 at the Cincinnati 45.
On the Cowboys’ 11-play, 89-yard TD drive that spanned the first and second quarters, Prescott completed five passes.
“He’s just continuing to execute week in, week out, and he’s growing with the experience he gets,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told reporters after the game. “He goes about it the right way. We’re lucky to have him.”
With Prescott’s success, there has been much discussion in the media about whether he should continue as the starting quarterback when Tony Romo returns.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said again Sunday after the game that Romo will be the starting quarterback when he returns.
Prescott will perhaps face his biggest test yet when the Cowboys visit the Green Bay Packers (3-1) Sunday at 3:25 p.m. (Fox).