Dak Prescott had a record-setting day against the Belichick-era Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Since 2000, Bill Belichick has coached the New England Patriots for 383 games, the latest a 35-29 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
In the setback, which dropped New England to 0-4 at home for the first time since 1993, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott set a new mark for passing yards against a Belichick-coached Patriots team.
Prescott set the record on his final throw of the game, a 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb with 3:52 left in overtime.
As a team, Dallas had 567 yards of offense — also the most allowed by New England since 2000, surpassing the 538 allowed in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Prescott surpassed Peyton Manning’s mark of 438 yards against a Belichick-coach Patriots team, though Manning accomplished the feat in a 43-21 loss to the Patriots in 2014.
Sunday was just the eighth time a quarterback had thrown for more than 400 yards against the Patriots in the Belichick era; said passers had been 2-5 entering the day.
While Prescott needed overtime to set the record, don’t overlook some of the throws he made in regulation — such as a 24-yard pass to Lamb on third-and-25 late in the fourth quarter to get the Cowboys in position to tie the game at 29-all on a Greg Zuerlein 49-yard field goal.