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Dak Prescott Breaks Passing Yard Record vs Belichick’s Patriots

Dak Prescott's 445 passing yards on Sunday is a new record for quarterbacks facing a Bill Belichick-coached Patriots team.

In the 383 games since Belichick took over as in New England, no opposing has thrown a better game. Prescott is quickly establishing himself as an early candidate, with fans buzzing about his performance in Sunday's game. Nevertheless, the quarterback maintained his humble tone after the game.

“Honestly, I didn't know I threw for that much until Zeke told me in the locker room,” Prescott said in a . “It's not about me, it's about the whole team and the practice that we put into it.”

Belichick had a lengthy statement heralding the Cowboys a few days prior to the game and continued to praise Prescott in his postgame press conference.

“[Dak] did a good job,” Belichick said. “There was a lot of times where I thought we had him covered pretty well, but he was able to extend some plays and made some great throws.”

Belichick is correct. Dak was able to use his legs to create big plays, throwing seven passes for over 20 yards, the final one being the overtime game-winner to .

His 445-yard record was previously held by legendary Quarterback , who threw for 438 yards in a 22-point loss versus the Patriots in 2014. It's the eighth time a quarterback has thrown for 400 yards versus Belichick's Patriots, but only the third time a 400-yard passer has beaten the team.

Even with his historic numbers, Prescott continued to shift all the focus to the rest of the team after the win.

“It's just the brotherhood,” Prescott said. “Just the way we interact with each other throughout the building, off the field, and then it all just shows on the field.”

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Written by Preston Moore

Preston Moore is a lifelong Cowboys fan and entertainment/sports reporter. He graduated from Oklahoma State University's Sports Media program and is currently completing his master's in journalism at New York University. You can find him on Twitter at @prestoncmoore.

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