After the early selection, Dak responds to collect the offense

Prescott answered anyway, as he has since the day he arrived in Dallas. He leapfrogged 347 yards, three touchdowns, a 124.3 passing rating and led the Cowboys to a monumental 40-34 win over the Eagles to keep their slim chances for the division crown intact – and ruin their division rival’s best Christmas plans.

Oh, but he had the one catch. But! He also had the game-changing pass to TY Hilton late in the fourth quarter on the 3rd and 30th that completely turned the momentum. So was Prescott blinking with his back to the wall? No, but that’s because he was a younger brother, which requires you to be mentally strong.

“That’s probably where it comes from [being] a child,” he said. “When you are the younger brother, you get beat up and take many losses. And the only way to move on is to react. It shows that what happened in the last game really doesn’t matter. It’s all about the next piece.”

The circumstances under which Prescott performed also cannot go unnoticed. While the Eagles were without quarterback Jalen Hurts and instead had backup Gardner Minshew, it was Prescott who faced the defense with the most sacks in the league, facing him six times Saturday night.

He pulled the Cowboys out of not one, but two separate 10-point deficits against the Eagles, adding to their 419 total yards of offense and Lamb’s 10 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns. All Prescott was looking for after his interception was another play.

Fortunately, the Cowboys’ defense forced four turnovers against the Eagles, giving the offense and Prescott more opportunities to score. How did Prescott and Co. fare? 20 of their total 40 points came from sales.

In their last three games, the Cowboys have been forced, whether it was their own fault or not, to try and win games that hit the spot. They did that two weeks ago against the Texans in the 2-minute drill. They gave up a 17-point lead against Jacksonville and lost in overtime.

But in a Tyson-Holyfield heavyweight bout the night before Christmas, the Cowboys prevailed. And while Prescott has been adamant in his messages over the past week, it still rings true after a game like this; the Cowboys and Prescott are resilient.

“As we’ve talked about all year, that’s our mantra — resilience,” Prescott said. “And I think tonight was a great example of that. 10 points back in the first half, able to respond.

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