GREEN BAY, Wis. – Six games into his career, Dak Prescott certainly has a ways to go before being considered one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.
But on a day where they honored Brett Favre at halftime, Prescott found a way to not only break one of Tom Brady's records, but out-dueled Aaron Rodgers to win at Lambeau Field, a place Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach have never won.
But like everything else, Prescott took Sunday's win over the Packers in stride, as if he's the only person not too surprised by his rookie-season success. Of course, like a savvy veteran that he isn't, he gives much of the credit to his teammates.
"It was a great team win. The defense played a great game and just gave us opportunities time after time to go score and we took advantage of it," Prescott said. "We came in and just stuck together. This was a big game for us and we're happy to get out of here with the win."
While Prescott did have two turnovers, including his first career interception, it came after he was able to break Brady's record of 162 pass attempts to begin a career without a pick. Prescott eventually pushed the mark up to 176 before his third-quarter interception.
"It's nice but it doesn't really mean a lot to me right now," Prescott said. "What's important is getting the win. Maybe someday I'll appreciate it more, if I still have it."
He also added his first three-touchdown game, including two to Cole Beasley as Prescott passed for 247 yards on 18 of 27 attempts for a 117.4 quarterback rating.
That marked the fifth straight game Prescott has finished with a QB rating over 100.0 – the longest streak by a Cowboys rookie in club history, and it's tied for the second-longest by any quarterback. The record is seven, set by Tony Romo in 2007.
But as head coach Jason Garrett said after the game, records, streaks and milestones are more for media and fans.
"That's talk outside of our building. We talk about executing ball plays, and he's done a great job of that," Garrett said. "And line-one with Dak Prescott up to this point is just poise and composure, to handle any situation. Didn't surprise us one bit that he'd respond the right way to that. Made a lot of big plays after that in the ballgame to allow us to win the game."
Afterward, Prescott was asked again by the media about this looming quarterback situation with Tony Romo expected to return in the next few weeks from a back injury. Once again, Prescott sidestepped the questions, failing to give any ammunition for a possible controversy.
"It's competitive, everybody wants to be on the field," Prescott said. "But as I've always said, it's not my call. This is his team. This is Tony's team and I'm just here to help my team win each and every game that I can."