The Dallas Cowboys locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and have just one more regular season game before a one-week break in the playoffs. There isn’t much to stress about, and the two rookies leading the way for the team are keeping the mood light with the beginnings of a prank war.
It started Wednesday when quarterback Dak Prescott was meeting with the media in the Cowboys locker room. Running back Ezekiel Elliott did everything possible to distract Prescott, launching straw wrappers and spitballs at the quarterback.
Prescott and Elliott have had a playful relationship with each other all season, and had a lengthy back and forth two months ago that started when Elliott roasted the quarterback for his shoes.
The Cowboys have been a fun and light-hearted team that has bulldozed through its schedule while seemingly never allowing pressure to cause it to crumble. A locker room prank war with the playoffs on the way just seems to fit, and M&M’s are happy to provide more candy to do it.
In case you still didn’t know, Rob Gronkowski is also really good
Also joining rarified statistical air is New England’s Rob Gronkowski, who returned to action after missing a game with a knee injury. Gronk caught four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots blowout win over the Texans, and in doing so, moved to double-digits in touchdowns on the year (10).
Here’s a little perspective on the greatness you’re witnessing: He’s the first tight end in NFL history with five seasons of 10-plus touchdowns, and only the 10th player all time with five seasons of double-digit touchdowns. Incredible.
So here’s a random one: With Marcus Mariota’s awesome 41-yard touchdown catch from running back Antonio Andrews, he became the first NFL player with 40-plus yard touchdowns via the pass, the rush, and from a reception in a single season since Walter Payton did that in 1983. Not too shabby.