Rayne Dakota Prescott is the Philadelphia Eagles’ Daddy, and the numbers back it up.
That’s probably not a sentence you were ever expecting to read on the best Eagles blog in the world, Iggles.com. So allow me to provide some context.
My name is Matt Boecker and I write for the Dallas Cowboys blog HowBoutThem.com, which is Iggles’ big brother site. Last week, I made a guest appearance on the Why Eagles Why YouTube channel to preview the Christmas Eve matchup. W.E.W. is hosted by Pete Amato who is the creator and content manager of Iggles.com.
During my appearance, Pete and I made a bet. The winner of the Cowboys-Eagles game got to write a guest blog on the loser’s site. While Pete’s judgment was clearly lacking when he agreed to that wager, he is a man of his word.
I know that explanation was probably difficult for Philadelphians to understand. Reading that many words tends to confuse Eagles fans. So feel free to skim through it as many times as you need until it makes sense.
Anyways, let’s refocus on the topic of this blog.
Dak Prescott owns the Philadelphia Eagles
When I sat and pondered the possible topics of this article, a lot of thoughts rushed to my head. Here are some of the ideas I had:
- How sad is it that a fictional boxer is Philadelphia’s best athlete?
- Philadelphians take pride in their sports fandom, but in reality, they’re the worst people on Earth.
- Philly cheesesteaks are overrated and water ice is for children.
But the more I thought about it, I realized the only reason I won this bet with Pete is thanks to Dak Prescott’s amazing performance against the Eagles.
Prescott completed 77% of his passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Of course, I can’t gloss over Dak’s lazy pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Josh Sweat. But it’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish.
It also wasn’t the first time Prescott served up an L to the Eagles. Since joining the Cowboys in 2016, the former Mississippi State Bulldog is 8-3 against Philly.
One of the losses came in the final week of the 2016 season. The Cowboys already clinched the first seed in the NFC playoffs, so Dak played the first two drives and was benched in a meaningless game for Dallas.
The Eagles last beat Dak in 2019
You read that right, the Eagles haven’t beaten Dak in the last three seasons. In that span, Prescott is 3-0 vs. Philly and has been unstoppable. Here are his stat lines from those wins:
- 9/27/2021: 21/26 passing (80%), 238 yards and three touchdowns – Cowboys won 41-21
- 1/8/2022: 21/27 passing (77%), 295 yards and five touchdowns – Cowboys won 51-26
- 12/24/2022: 27/35 passing (77%), 347 yards, three touchdowns and one INT – Cowboys won 40-34
In Dak’s 11 appearances vs. the Eagles, the Cowboys have scored 26 points per game.
Eagles fans love trashing Prescott, but I have two things to say about that:
First, it’s time Eagles fans start paying Dak more respect. Philadelphians have watched Prescott tear up their team more than anyone, so you’d think they of all people would realize Dak’s greatness.
Second, if Prescott is really as bad as Eagles fans say he is, what does it say about your defense that no matter what you do, you can’t stop him?
This was a lot of fun to write and I can’t wait for the next time the Cowboys beat the Eagles so I can write another post for Iggles.com.