The Dallas Cowboys cruised past the Chicago Bears 49-29 on Sunday afternoon, thanks largely to phenomenal play from quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Tony Pollard and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Making his third start of 2022, Prescott completed 21 passes for 250 yards and one touchdown against one interception. With Ezekiel Elliott (knee) sidelined, Pollard took over the ground game and finished with 14 receptions for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
Lamb finished with five receptions, one touchdown and a team-leading 77 receiving yards.
Dallas won the game soundly to improve to 6-2 on the year. But after the game, Lamb admitted there was one thing he didn’t like about Prescott today. More specifically, Lamb said he’s “not a fan of” Prescott running, per Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports.
In Lamb’s defense, he’s obviously just worried about Prescott’s long-term health. The 29-year-old picked up 34 rushing yards and one rushing score on five attempts today, but it’s easy to understand why Lamb and plenty of Cowboys fans would rather have No. 4 simply not run the ball.
Two years ago, Prescott suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his right ankle which ended his season. The Cowboys finished the year 6-10, marking their first losing season since 2015.
A hand injury sidelined Prescott for the Cowboys Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 games. But backup Cooper Rush played well in Prescott’s absence, winning four of five starts and keeping the team in the playoff race.
Prescott has won both starts since returning from injury. Last week, Prescott and the Cowboys cruised to a 24-6 victory at home over the Detroit Lions. Dallas and the New York Giants share the third-best record in the NFC (6-2), behind only the Minnesota Vikings (6-1) and the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cowboys now enter their bye week. In Week 10, they’ll come to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy’s former team.