Besides the Redskins game, he also had three receptions for 51 yards in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football. What's even more impressive is that he and star receiver Julio Jones are just starting to connect with each other in the end-zone, which can greatly help this team against a defense where safety Byron Jones has been playing like an all-pro.
"No one wants to lose in that fashion, but unfortunately that was the case for us today", Falcons Cornerback Robert Alford said after the game.
Prescott finished off the drive and gave the game its first touchdown with a 4-yard scamper to put the Cowboys up 12-6.
It was a quiet afternoon for Prescott, 208 yards on 32 passing attempts and zero touchdowns. It brings them up to 5-5 and within a game of first place in the NFC East after Washington lost to Houston.
There was no happy ending though, as with the last kick of the game, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher just about squeezed in the winning field goal. Falcons 9, Cowboys 6.
Until the Cowboys got the ball with 7:12 to go in the third quarter for their second possession of the second half, their offense had been very reliant on Prescott's arm.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott exploded for 201 total yards from scrimmage as he benefited from the abundance of touches he received.
For the Falcons, the Ridley drop was a microcosm of the way the offense never quite found a rhythm during the game. The touchdown came a couple of plays after Dallas picked off Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan has amassed 3000 yards and has a fantastic 21-3 TD/INT ratio.
Another DeMarcus Lawrence sack on a third down play knocked the Falcons out of field goal range.
Ryan led the offense over the 50 on seven of their eight possessions, but they only made it into the end zone on the Jones touchdown. This game was a must-win for both teams to say the least.