Sunday will mark only the fourth head-to-head meeting between Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott.
-Match-up # 1- Sunday, October 30th, 2016 (week 8) in Dallas
Dallas 29 Eagles 23 (overtime)
32/43, 202 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 91.4 rating.
19/39 287 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 rush touchdown, 1 interception, 79.8 rating.
-Match-up # 2: Sunday November 19th, 2017 (week 11) in Dallas
Eagles 37, Cowboys 9
14/27 168 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 95.9 rating.
18/31, 145 yards, 0 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 30.4 rating.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 20, 2017
-Match-up # 3: Week 10
Cowboys 27, Eagles 20
32/44, 360 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 102.5 QB Rating
26/36 270 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 102.8 QB Rating
901/1416 (63.6) 9,924 yards, 67 TDs, 28 INTs, 63.6 QB rating
862/1313 (65.7) 9,666 yards, 59 TDs, 22 INTs, 65.7 QB rating
Wentz: 10 games
257/369 (69.6 %) 2,846 yards, 18 TDs, 7 INTs, 100.6 QB rating
Dak: 12 games
243/364 (66.8%) 2,676 yard, 14 TD, 5 INTs, 95.4 QB rating
YPG: 9th (285)
YPA: 11th (7.71)
TDs: Tied for 16th
QB rating: 8th
YPG: 26th (226)
YPA: 22nd (7.35)
TDs: Tied for 22nd
Comp %: 13th
QB Rating: 17th
-What have you done for me lately?
Dak has been a lot better since the arrival of Amari Cooper.
The Amari Cooper Effect
Dak Prescott Before Cooper Trade
• Comp Pct: 62.1
• Pass YPG: 202.4
• TD-INT: 8-4
• Passer Rating: 87.4
Dak Prescott After Cooper Trade
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 29, 2018
Those numbers are now at …
- Comp pct: 72.7
- YPG: 251.6
- TD-INT: 6:1
- Passer Rating: 105.93
Meanwhile, Carson Wentz has struggled during this same span…
- Comp pct: 68.1
- YPG: 264.5
- TD-INT: 8:6
- Passer rating: 90.57
Which QB will turn the ball over on Sunday?
Dak has been a turnover machine over the past two seasons..
This is Dak Prescott's 10th game with multiple turnovers in the last 2 seasons, tied with Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, and DeShone Kizer for the most in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/7zIt8cmjIn
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 6, 2018
But when he doesn’t turn the ball over, the Cowboys win.
Cowboys' record when Dak Prescott …
Doesn't throw an interception: 20-4
Records at least a 100.0 passer rating: 15-1
Commits no turnovers: 18-1
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 19, 2018
Dak has 5 interceptions and 11 fumbles (5 lost) this season.
He tends to hold onto the ball for way too long. He’s been sacked 45 times, that’s the most in the NFL. As we know, those sacks can often lead to turnovers…
THE @SAINTS FORCE THE FUMBLE.
Huge turnover in the red zone. #NOvsDAL
— NFL (@NFL) November 30, 2018
Speaking of fumbling, Carson Wentz has had his issues with holding onto the football as well. He has fumbled 31 times in 39 career games, including 8 (5 lost) this season.
Wentz has thrown some bad interceptions as of late. He has 6 interceptions in his last five games, including a big one the last time that these two teams played…
.@VanderEsch38 picks off Carson Wentz!
— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2018
-Most important match-up yet
With first place in the NFC East on the line, this is by-far the most important match-up yet.
I’ll even take that a step further and say that is the biggest game of Carson Wentz’s career.
I don’t care what he says…
… this is a HUGE game for him. He needs to make a statement on Sunday.
Dak has A LOT of shortcomings, but he has proven that he can win football games.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 30, 2018
Dak has led 7 comebacks and 12 game winning drives, while Carson has only led 4 comebacks and 4 game winning drives, one of which was week 12 vs the Giants.
In week 10 vs Dallas, Wentz had an opportunity to lead the Eagles back, but failed.
Now with the season on the line, he has the opportunity for some much needed redemption.
In his last two games vs the Cowboys, Wentz has started off very slow…
Last year in Dallas- 7/18, 58 yards, 47.92 QB rating.
Week 10- 10/17, 104 yards, 1 INT, 52.1 QB rating.
But in the second half he was much better…
Last year in Dallas- 7/9, 88 yards, 2 TDs, 146.99 QB rating.
Week 10- 22/27, 256 yards, 2 TDs, 130.86 QB rating.
He needs to put together a complete game this time around.
Carson Wentz is far and away the superior QB. It’s time to play like it.
Can he put his team on his back and lead to them to a statement victory?