Despite their solid season, not many people actually trusted the Dallas Cowboys, especially against a juggernaut like the San Francisco 49ers.
Some of the doubts were due to Mike McCarthy’s head-scratching decisions, especially when the game is on the line or he’s facing a better team.
Some were due to their never-ending story of shortcomings.
But most of the doubters were worried about Dak Prescott and whether he was finally going to prove that he could be what the franchise needed going forward.
Needless to say, that wasn’t the case this season, as Prescott was vastly inconsistent, and you never knew what version of him you were going to get.
Unsurprisingly, he wasn’t at his best against the Niners’ elite front seven, throwing for just 206 yards with one score and two picks, taking his season total to 17.
Prescott had 17 picks in just 14 games this season, several of them in the rival’s half of the field and most of them due to forced throws into double coverage.
So, now that their season has come to an early end, as expected, Prescott has reportedly vowed to take that number down for next season, promising he won’t have as many interceptions again in his career.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott promises to fix his interception problem in the offseason. He says the number won't be this high next year. "I can promise you that," he said.
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) January 23, 2023
Well, that’s the least he could do, considering how much money he’s making, and maybe spreading the football around his weapons would help.
All Cowboys wideouts not named CeeDee Lamb combined for three catches and 36 yards, so defenses have half of the job done for them already if the QB is unwilling or unable to go to his second option every time he’s under pressure.