Dak Prescott breaks Tony Romo’s single-season TD pass records in Cowboys win over Eagles

Dak Prescott’s comeback season officially has a place in the Cowboys’ record books.

Prescott’s fifth touchdown pass during Saturday night’s win against the Philadelphia Eagles saw him surpass Tony Romo, who holds the record for most passing touchdowns in Cowboys history at 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 completed the game with a line of 21-of 27 for 295 yards, five touchdowns, and a 151.8 passer rating.

Prescott shared his feelings with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, “It’s special, but I mean a team record like that,” after the game. “All the different guys who caught passes, the guys who protected, everyone played a part and I’m the beneficiary. To know where I was one year ago and to see where we are heading to the playoffs now, [I’m]We are very excited.

While Prescott’s record setting season was not without its struggles, it’s remarkable when you consider the entire campaign. This is after a quarterback who lost most of his 2020 campaign due to an ankle injury. Prescott lost one game due to calf injuries and shoulder fatigue.

Prescott has managed to overcome many obstacles to establish his place in Cowboys History. He surpasses Romo’s record of 36 touchdowns in 2007. Prescott’s five touchdown passes increased his total to 12, which he achieved between Weeks 16-18. This puts him on the right track for the 2021 regular season, with positive momentum going into the playoffs.