Infostani International- Dak Prescott’s connection with CeeDee Lamb secured the NFC East title and the No. 2 seed for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, setting the stage for a postseason clash with the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, the struggling Commanders, finishing 4-13, face changes with the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Prescott Leads Cowboys to NFC East Title: Reflections on Victory, Playoff Aspirations, and Washington’s Future
Dak Prescott connected with CeeDee Lamb on a touchdown pass late in the first half on Sunday, securing the NFC East title and the No. 2 seed in the conference for the Dallas Cowboys. Following the play, Prescott celebrated by swinging his right fist, running to the end zone, and meeting Lamb for a handshake and a hug. The crowd of thousands of Dallas fans in the Washington Commanders’ stadium chanted, “Let’s go, Cowboys!”
The atmosphere, performance, and mood marked a significant improvement for Prescott, the team, and their supporters compared to the previous year. Unlike last Week 18, where they concluded the regular season with a loss at Washington, Prescott and the Cowboys achieved their goal on Sunday with a commanding 38-10 victory over the Commanders.
Prescott reflected on the growth and improvements, citing factors such as the coaching staff, players, accountability, communication, transparency, and both sides of the ball holding their own. The Cowboys, with a 12-5 record for the third consecutive year, are set to host the Green Bay Packers in the postseason.
Facing Green Bay was a significant moment for the Cowboys, as they went 8-0 in Dallas this season and have a 16-game winning streak at home. Coach Mike McCarthy, once leading the Packers to a Super Bowl championship, acknowledged the drama of the upcoming matchup.
Washington’s Struggles and Cowboys’ Triumph: Postgame Insights
On the other end of the spectrum, last-place Washington (4-13 overall, 0-6 in the NFC East) and Coach Ron Rivera are in a different position, tying a franchise record for most losses in a season. Rivera plans to meet with owner Josh Harris to discuss the future. The Commanders’ losing streak reached eight games, including the six games since Rivera took over play-calling on defense. Despite the challenging season, Sunday’s result ensures them the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Quarterback Sam Howell, who led the NFL with 21 interceptions this season, faced challenges in the game, being intercepted twice and sacked four times. The loss to the Cowboys marked the end of a difficult season for Washington. In contrast, Prescott had an impressive season, leading the league with 36 touchdown throws to only nine interceptions. His connection with CeeDee Lamb, who recorded 13 catches on 13 targets in the game, has been particularly outstanding, with Lamb achieving an NFL-high 135 receptions.
Reflecting on the game, Prescott emphasized the growth and understanding between him and Lamb, asserting that Lamb is the best receiver in the game. The Cowboys will now face the Green Bay Packers in the postseason, while Washington looks toward a likely overhaul of coaching staff and roster.
In terms of injuries, Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. Right guard Zack Martin was a late scratch due to illness. Looking ahead, the Cowboys will host the Green Bay Packers next week, while the Washington Commanders are poised for significant changes in their coaching staff and roster.