The Dallas Cowboys have done it again.
After putting together an impressive regular season record of 12-5, and winning dominantly in the Wild Card round, the Cowboys met their demise against the San Francisco 49ers last night, 19-12.
This postseason loss added to a streak that the Cowboys are desperately trying to break.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) January 23, 2023
In the Cowboys’ past 27 seasons, they have been unable to make it to the Conference Championship.
Many different factors have played into this, but one thing is certain.
Something needs to change for the Cowboys to get over the hump.
Many members of NFL media have pointed to head coach Mike McCarthy as their downfall, others have blamed Dak Prescott, and others still have blamed their lack of offensive weapons.
When looking at last night’s game, it’s difficult, at least at the moment, to not put some blame on Prescott.
Prescott ended the night with a stat line of 23/37, 206 yards, one touchdown, and threw two interceptions.
Simply put, Prescott was outplayed by a rookie.
Brock Purdy, the San Francisco 49ers’ seventh-round pick, outplayed Prescott, a seven-year NFL veteran.
Sure, Purdy didn’t have the most explosive statline of the weekend, but the fact that he was able to play mistake-free football was the difference in this game.
Moving into the 2023 season, the Cowboys will have a lot of decisions to make.
Will they move on from Prescott or McCarthy?
If the Cowboys don’t move on from either of them, they will need to add significant weapons to make any sort of splash in the NFC.