Delighting LeBron James and the legions of Dallas Cowboys fans hungry for a new era, rookie QB sensation Dak Prescott and “dem Boys” — as the Cowboys are sometimes fashioned — beat everyone else into the playoffs yesterday. Now they just have to beat everyone in the playoffs, not just to them. The 11-1 Cowboys became the first team to clinch an NFL playoff berth as the Redskins lost to the Cardinals Sunday.
Fellow Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott has as much to do with this unexpected success as Dak Prescott does. Though men by every definition — and double on Sundays — these two young players in critical positions really put the “boys” in Cowboys. Prescott is 23 and Elliot is 21. ESPN points out how unusual a situation it is in Dallas, reporting that the Cowboys have never started a rookie at quarterback in their rich playoff history. The Cowboys were 4-12 last year. The turnaround is the biggest story in the NFL this year. And, of course, it’s America’s team.
PLAYOFFS. The journey continues.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) December 5, 2016