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Monday Moment: Dak Prescott Downs Philly In Overtime

Welcome to another !

I know, Monday's are trash and you're probably back at work reading this and procrastinating, but that's okay. I'm glad to take you back down memory lane and provide some happy thoughts while you're stuck at work.

This week, we re-visit the Cowboys miraculous overtime victory over the . Dak/Wentz One went right as planned for Dallas, as Prescott found in the end zone to put the Eagles to bed.

Let's check out the All-22 from this game winning touchdown.

With the ball on the five yard line the Cowboys come out in 11 personnel, with Jason Witten inline and in a three point stance.

After the snap of the ball, immediately looks to his left. On that left side the Cowboys run out into the flats, and Dak believes he can exploit that one on one match up. On the same side he also has on a slant route. Both routes are covered well, however.

After realizing both Elliott and Williams are covered, Prescott sees the gap between and opening up. For a split second, you can see Prescott considering running through that hole, before that hole closes as well.

Instead of panicking, Prescott goes full , spinning outside the pocket and re-squaring his shoulders while analyzing the action downfield.

The Eagles defenders have their eyes on Prescott, and once they see him start to run right, they clearly over-pursue. Because of this over-pursuit, two defenders run into each other, and Jason Witten roams into the end zone wide open.

Plays such as this one speak to the advantages of having a mobile . The Eagles must respect Prescott's threat to run, whether it be his move to the middle at first or to the right a bit later. This respect turned to over-aggressiveness, which allowed Witten to run free.

Had the Cowboys had a stationary quarterback in their pocket, this play most likely would've ended much differently, and worse for them. The Eagles did a good job of covering up each receiving threat the first few seconds of this play, and if it weren't for Dak's ability to extend the play and create , the play might have been doomed.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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