Thanks to another sub-par performance in a 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is getting a reality check.
After bursting on the national scene three years ago, and effectively ending the Tony Romo era down in Big D, the former Mississippi State fourth-round pick is finding out what the rest of the NFL now knows:
That he cannot beat a team with his arm.
Since his breakout rookie year in which he passed for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns, his production has slowly declined.
With no Dez Bryant to throw to, former TE–and Canton-bound–Jason Witten now in the booth calling Monday Night Football games and Tony Romo–whom was basically pushed out of Dallas–calling games on NFL Network, it’s Dak’s show, and so far the reviews are mixed at best.
While he did not have Ezekiel Elliott for six games last year due to suspension to help open up the passing game, and members of his vaunted O-line out or injured, there is no room for excuses in football. It’s all about winning and losing.
All those Prescott apologists who wanted him, have seemingly gone ghost and can’t defend the obvious.
Dak doesn’t scare defenses anymore. As our good friends–and content partners–over at Views From The 22 often day, gotta put film over feelings.
And if you look at Prescott’s film from his rookie year to now, you see a regression in basic throwing mechanics and footwork.
Prescott has gone from being Dak to being Trashcott because of it.
Prescott has averaged only 182.3 yards passing over the last 11 games. He has eight touchdown passes and 11 interceptions in that stretch. The team is 5-6.
While Prescott does boast a 23-12 mark as a starter, winning games as the starting quarterback of perhaps the most watched and scrutinized position in American sports is essential. In Dallas, the only R words that are acceptable are “repeat”, “reload” not “rebuild”
That storied star that current sits on his Cowboys helmet appears to be losing its luster and fading, and if Prescott doesn’t figure things out quickly, the Cowboys may have to look elsewhere.