1. Dak Prescott’s interceptions aren’t sustainable
This isn’t an anti-Dak rant. Far from it, actually. Anyone with a fundamental understanding of football — or two functioning eyes — realizes Prescott’s return from injury has meant everything to the Cowboys’ offense. The group ranks first in multiple major categories since he took his job back from Cooper Rush.
With that said, the interceptions are piling up at an alarming rate. While Sunday’s pick wasn’t entirely on Prescott — Noah Brown had it bounce off his helmet and into the air begging to be intercepted — it was a familiar sight for Dallas fans over the last month.
In fact, Prescott’s now thrown an interception in three straight games, and five of the last six contests. There’s never a good time for a turnover, but a majority of them have come near the end of the first half on passes over the middle. Wouldn’t you know it, Sunday’s (first) pick was a carbon copy of that description.
Is it a matter of Prescott forcing unnecessary throws into tight windows? Could his receivers do a better job on routes and catching the football? You bet. Not every INT has been on Dak, but even his most adamant supporters can admit he’s been more careless with the football than we’ve grown accustomed to.
Prescott can win any game on his own, but the Cowboys are built to win by running the football and playing sound defense. It’s tough to carry out that blueprint when your QB is throwing interceptions almost every week.