Cowboys' Dak Prescott: We have to win if we want to win NFC East

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The Iowa product entered Sunday with just two on the year, but he quadrupled that total with some help from the Cowboys, downing Dak Prescott in the backfield a whopping six times.

Clayborn sacked Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott six times in a rampaging display during the Falcons 27-7 win, the second-best single-game performance in National Football League history.

Prescott then doubled down on his stance when asked if the Sunday clash is a must win.

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"I have such a great platform to reach so many people throughout this country and it's important for me to use it", Prescott said at the kickoff event.

It isn't the fact the Cowboys lost by a 27-7 score at Atlanta in Week 10, it's how pedestrian the offensive line looked without Tyron Smith at left tackle, and the fact the rushing game became a non-factor. Games against the Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and another meeting with the Eagles remain.

With the way the Cowboys have played in the past without Sean Lee, and due to their star running back missing at least the next three and possibly five games, and not to mention their future hall of fame left tackle being hampered by a groin injury, Dallas cannot afford to be without the linebacker for an extended period of time.