Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is hit as he throws a pass by Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium.Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

The Dallas Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win over Philadelphia on Sunday night marked the sixth straight time quaterback Dak Prescott has led this team to victory.

Nfl.com reported that what made this one so special was that it didn't come easy for the first-year quarterback.

"The Eagles beat him up time and again, forced a red-zone interception that was easily one of Prescott's worst decisions of the season and held a seven-point lead late in the fourth quarter. This could've easily been the time for skeptics to say Prescott's surprising run from fourth-round pick to impressive emergency starter was finally ending. Instead, he added one more case to the argument that he should keep playing as long as this team keeps winning," Jeffri Chadiha wrote for the website.

"Prescott obviously was at his best in the final minutes of regulation and the first possession of overtime. The Cowboys trailed, 23-16, when they started a drive on their own 10-yard line with 6:26 left in the game.

"That possession became even more difficult when a holding penalty moved the ball back to the one-yard line. Ten plays later, Prescott lofted a perfectly thrown pass that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant snatched for a 22-yard, game-tying touchdown.

"Prescott was just as steady after Dallas won the coin toss to start overtime. He engineered a 12-play, 75-yard drive in that situation, one that culminated with him spinning away from pressure, rolling to his left and finding tight end Jason Witten alone in the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown that ended the game."

The Cowboys won even when Prescott walked into AT&T Stadium with his B-minus game, which means the Cowboys are for real as a Super Bowl contender, ESPN reported.

"It's like the Yankees," NFL running back royalty Calvin Hill said. "There's so much passion around the country for and against them. The Cowboys are back, we have two young stars in Dak and Ezekiel Elliott, and that's good for the National Football League."