Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott didn't lack praise for fellow teammate Ezekiel Elliott after the Sunday Night matchup against the New York Giants, using the word "special" to describe the running back.

Elliott played a key part in Dallas' 19-3 win over the Giants, running for 104 yards on 24 attempts. The 22-year-old impressed throughout the game as his skill set and talent was handing the Cowboys yards in seemingly lost plays. Elliott was set to miss the opening six games of the season due to his domestic abuse investigation. The running back was given the green light once Federal Judge Amos Mazzant granted him preliminary junction last Friday.

Prescott acknowledged Elliott's ability to turn at what first look looked to be negative plays into positive plays.

''It's great. I mean, he's a great (running) back...you saw it tonight. He is a special back,'' Prescott added of Elliott in a post game conference.

Nothing but respect for Witten

15-year-pro Witten had a historic night against the Giants as he is now the leading Cowboy when it comes to the team's most receiving yards record. Witten, who passed Cowboys legend Michael Irvin on the list, caught an 11-yard pass by Prescott during the third quarter to break the record. Witten gained 59 yards on seven catches on Sunday on his way to collecting a total of 1,096 career-yards.

Prescott, the 2016 NFL draft fourth round pick, clearly has a big respect toward Witten, who has been already for a decade and a half with the Cowboys.

''It was good. He's a special guy. And I have so much admiration for that guy and everything he does on and off-the-field. So just being able to help him break that record, and just being a part of that was special,'' Prescott said of Witten.

QB Prescott willing to rush

Meanwhile, Prescott is eager to take the advantage of his ability to run as he believes that could bring nothing but good to Dallas.

The Giants defense did a great job of covering the Cowboys' offensive guns at times when Prescott rushed and scrambled to drive nuts the visiting team. The 24-year-old finished the game with 24 rushing yards on three attempts. The 6ft 2in 238lbs quarterback also uses well his strength as the Giants had to put up efforts to take him down.

''Yeah, it's important to use my feet. I mean, I've got them -- and I can run -- and I can get yards,'' Prescott said. ''So, I think it's a killer to the defense when they've got everything covered in the back and I find the lane or maybe even scramble around to give our guys more time to get open. It's depleting to them. So, it's important for me to use them.''