In easily one of the best games of Week 5 in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are ready to head to Santa Clara to take on the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. This will be the Sunday Night Football game, adding a ton of intrigue.
That last time Prescott took the field, he and the Cowboys suffered a disappointing loss to the 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round. After the Week 4 win, Prescott was reminded of that loss and to say he was angry would be an understatement.
Dak's post-game presser when San Francisco came up.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) October 2, 2023
This weekend will be one of the most important regular season games the Cowboys have played in recent history, especially from a morale standpoint. pic.twitter.com/ggid3OzuPe
Dak Prescott is motivated to silence his haters against the 49ers
"We're so far past that, to be honest with you, but that's obvious," Prescott said when asked about the postseason loss to the 49ers. "You just want to piss me off going into this week, and I appreciate that. I do, actually. I do. Appreciate that. Appreciate that."
Prescott didn't mince words there and it's surely great to see him fired up like this. Following the win over the Patriots, the Cowboys are now 3-1 on the year and their confidence is quite high. Precott has thrown for 908 yards and four touchdowns thus far this campaign.
The Sunday Night Football game against the 49ers is easily going to be the biggest test of the year up to this point for the Cowboys and Prescott. San Francisco is a perfect 4-0 this season, raising their Super Bowl betting odds in the process.
With Christian McCaffrey coming off his four-touchdown game, the Dallas front seven will have its hands full trying to contain the superstar running back. Not only that, but Brock Purdy and the passing game look sharp too.
The Dallas defense has been fantastic, led of course by pass-rusher Micah Parsons. It will be on Parsons to lead the way on D, while Prescott is hoping to put on a show for the offense. We're confident Prescott will answer the call in primetime for America's Team.