The Dallas Cowboys trounced the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday 43-3 and ran their record to 7-2 on the season. In the process Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. As the Cowboys have ascended, their 28-year-old quarterback has put himself on the path to an NFL MVP Award.
So far this season, Prescott has completed 70.3 percent of his passes for 2,341 yards, with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. He's averaging 8.2 yards per attempt, and has a career-best quarterback rating of 110.8. Prescott currently leads the NFL in passer rating, is second in completion percentage and is fifth in yards per attempt. Under his direction, the Cowboys lead the NFL in yards per game (433.9), and while a lot of that is rushing yardage (139.6 yards per game), Prescott is the engine that makes Dallas go.
As of now, Prescott has a firm claim to the MVP award.