Dak Prescott breaks Tony Romo's single-season TD pass record in Cowboys' win over Eagles
With his fifth touchdown pass in Saturday night's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Prescott moved past Tony Romo for the most passing touchdowns in a single season in Cowboys history with 37. Prescott did so by completing an eight-yard pass to former Eagles hero Corey Clement to make it a 37-20 game and officially end Prescott's night.
The quarterback finished with a passing line of 21-of-27 for 295 yards, five touchdowns and a 151.8 passer rating.
"It's special but I mean a record like that, that's this team, that's this offense," Prescott told ESPN's Lisa Salters after the game. "All the different guys that caught passes, the guys that protected, everybody played a part in it and I'm just the beneficiary of it. But, to know where I was a year ago, to be where we are now headed to the playoffs, [I'm] very excited."
Prescott's record-setting season hasn't been without some struggles, but when viewed in total, it's a remarkable campaign for a quarterback who lost the majority of his 2020 campaign to a gruesome ankle injury. Shoulder fatigue only complicated matters during the preseason, as did a calf injury, which cost Prescott one regular-season game.
Despite the adversity, Prescott has been able to overcome the many challenges to cement his place in Cowboys history, surpassing the 36-TD mark set by Romo back in 2007. Prescott's five touchdown passes pushed his total to 12 between Weeks 16 and 18, finishing the 2021 regular season on a high note with positive momentum heading into the postseason.