Dak Prescott is fed up with INT narrative and Cowboys fans will love it

Dak Prescott getting snippy with a reporter is a lovely sight for Cowboys fans.
Sep 17, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass in
Sep 17, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass in / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys defense has rightfully absorbed most of the spotlight after two games. Their collective performance has taken some shine away from Dak Prescott, who was nothing short of tremendous against the Jets' vaunted defense.

Prescott went 31-of-38 for 255 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions, adding up to a 112.2 passer rating and 86.1 QBR. Fans couldn't ask for more from the 30-year-old. He took care of the football, but still threaded the needle when it was called for.

With CeeDee Lamb turning in an All-Pro-caliber performance, Prescott picked apart the Jets secondary and he even created plays with his legs, which is something Cowboys fans have pined for the last couple of seasons.

Perhaps the biggest sign of encouragement from Dak's first two games is he hasn't thrown an interception. Despite that, the QB still fielded a question after Week 2 about his INT woes last year and he's clearly tired of it.

More specifically, the reporter pointed out that Prescott never went two consecutive games last season without an interception.

Cowboys fans will love Dak Prescott's snippy answer about INT narrative

"What about the year before that? Or the year before that? Or the year before that?"

"Last year is last year. And it’s something that I’ve left. The interceptions and all that, I guess when you lead the league it’ll never go away. As I stated last year, every one of them has their story. But that’s not where my mind is. That’s not something I think about. Just being candid, I really don’t care about the questions about it at this point."

Is that Prescott breaking character? Cowboys fans know the QB is always buttoned-up with the media, even after losses and poor performances.

It's part of his charm and why he's viewed as one of the best leaders in the sport, so the fact he felt the need to bring up previous seasons (when INTs weren't an issue) indicates he's tired of hearing it and didn't appreciate the reporter's question.

At the end of the day, though, Prescott understands this narrative won't dissipate until he puts together a full season of taking care of the football. That's crazy given he's amassed six seasons with a low turnover rate, but it comes with the territory of leading the league in picks the year prior.

It's easy to sympathize with Prescott's snippiness, though. He was one of the top-performing quarterbacks in Week 2 (against an elite defense), is tied for the league lead with a 83.7 QBR and has completed exactly 71% of his passes.

And yet, he has to answer about his 2022 interceptions.

This is a version of Precott that's seldom (if ever) come out over his seven seasons as Dallas' quarterback. And you know what? We absolutely love it. This reporter poked the bear and now the two-time Pro Bowler has more receipts to cash when the season is over.

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