FRISCO, Texas -- Accuracy has been one of Dak Prescott's best traits.
In Sunday’s 31-17 win against the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback completed 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown. He has now thrown 99 passes in his first three games without an interception.
His 79.1 completion percentage is the best by a Cowboys' rookie in team history.
He actually has two of the top three best completion percentages by a rookie after completing 73.3 percent of his passes in the Cowboys' Week 2 win against the Washington Redskins. Troy Aikman completed 75.8 percent of his passes (25 of 33 for 261 yards) on Nov. 19, 1989, against the Miami Dolphins.
It was also the best completion percentage of Week 3. Only Kansas City’s Alex Smith (75.8), Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz (74.2) and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (72.5) completed better than 70 of their passes with Prescott.
And he had a chance for it to be better.
After completing his first six passes, Prescott took a deep shot to Brice Butler from the Chicago 31, but cornerback Jacoby Glenn came up with a pass breakup. Had Butler reached up for the pass, he might have been able to pluck it over Glenn for the score.
Tight end Geoff Swaim was unable to hang on to a bootleg pass while being defended by linebacker Jerrell Freemam. It was a catch Swaim made in training camp and the preseason.
His final two incompletions were also to Bryant. Prescott went with a back-shoulder throw to Bryant with cornerback Tracy Porter over the top. It was reminiscent of the play they made in the first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, but Bryant did not track the ball.
Prescott’s final incompletion came on one of his most inaccurate throws. With Bryant in the slot, the Cowboys had a good matchup on third-and-3 from the 29, but Prescott’s throw was behind Bryant, allowing safety Chris Prosinski to come up with the breakup. A cornerback was in Prescott’s line of vision, but if the throw as more to the sideline, Bryant makes the first-down catch.
"He was in stressful situations," Freeman said. "There was no panicking."