Dallas Cowboys: 4 bold predictions in Week 14 vs. Washington

Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) breaks a tackle of Washington Redskins cornerback Fabian Moreau (31) and scores a touchdown in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) breaks a tackle of Washington Redskins cornerback Fabian Moreau (31) and scores a touchdown in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 15, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) attempts a pass against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Cowboys bold prediction No. 1: Dak Prescott puts money where McCarthy’s mouth is, throws four touchdown passes

Mike McCarthy made some waves this week when he said the Cowboys were “going to win this game.” This, naturally, upset Washington head coach Ron Rivera who called the comments a “big mistake.”

After hearing Rivera’s response, McCarthy gave a reply basically saying that was how his team was approaching the game and that he was simply giving an “honest answer” to how he felt about the upcoming matchup.

Why does he feel so confident? Well, Dak Prescott is the easy answer. No. 4 has played the team with no name eight times in his career and he’s been lights out against them. Prescott has 1,866 yards passing with a 13-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, he’s 7-1 all-time against Washington, meaning his name should be listed next to Dan Snyder’s in the ownership group.

As for Prescott’s feelings about what the coach said, he’s all for it. Dak was quick to back his coach up, saying the entire building agrees while adding it’s now up to them to back the talk up.

"“I don’t think he’s said anything different than everyone in this building’s thoughts. He just voiced it. Now we have to make sure we’re accountable for our words. I think that’s all that is: the coach setting the tone for the week and first day back, making sure everybody understands where his mind is and the team’s mindset is.”"

In this final bold prediction, Prescott takes McCarthy’s words as encouragement and has his best game of the season, tossing four touchdowns in a big win.

This won’t necessarily win the NFC East for them, but it will make it nearly impossible for Washington to make up the ground. Which is exactly what their goal is heading into Sunday.