Dak Prescott’s insane run during his first year in the NFL could probably be encapsulated in one stat.
The rookie’s record (5-1) and numbers as a runner and a passer are impressive. But what might be most incredible is how he’s played on third down.
Dak Prescott completing 73.1% of 3rd-down passes, which would be best mark since Steve Young in 1994 SB-winning season, via @paul_hembo.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2016
Let that sink in. On third down, when defenses are bringing the most pressure, Prescott’s completion percentage actually goes up from his already absurd average of 71.1 percent.
Not only that, but if he maintains that mark, it would be the highest in the NFL in more than two decades.
Oh, and the last guy to post a better completion percentage on third down for an entire season was Steve Young, who did it en route to winning the Super Bowl.
So yeah, he’s playing pretty well.