4 Cowboys to blame for embarrassing loss to 49ers in Week 5

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2. Dak Prescott

Cowboys fans have defended Dak Prescott over the years because he's played better than he often gets credit for. Though the defense and coaching didn't do Dallas any favors, Sunday night was arguably the worst performance of Prescott's career.

His touchdown pass to KaVontae Turpin was a thing of beauty, but that will get buried by a long list of miscues and woeful decision-making.

Look no further than the YOLO deep shot to Brandin Cooks after San Francisco opened up a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter. The pass looked like an interception the moment Prescott released it (it was overthrown by 10-ish yards) and sure enough a camping Tashaun Gipson plucked it out of the air.

Prescott was picked two more times before the game ended. It's his first three-interceptiong game since 2019 against the Packers. The 49ers have Prescott's number and so does linebacker Fred Warner, who notched an INT himself and clearly has the QB afraid to throw over the middle whenever these teams play.

This is undoubtedly one of the lowest moments of Dak's career.