Dak Prescott: Offense needs to catch up with defense

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott got a win in Sunday’s game, but he is losing a bet with defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.

Prescott said after Sunday’s 21-6 win over the Giants that he and Lawrence have a wager on offensive touchdowns versus defensive takeaways. On Sunday, the defense forced four turnovers and the offense scored two touchdowns.

It was the third straight week that the Cowboys have forced four turnovers, which led Prescott to say that the defense is “kicking our ass” and that he wants to see the offense start to close the gap between the two units.

“We’re trying to peak at the right time, make sure we’re heading into the postseason with momentum, playing some of our best ball,” Prescott said, via Jori Epstein of USAToday.com. “Our defense is doing that. Our offense still has some growth to do. Our expectations, our standards are way up there. So we’re going to keep pushing it until we get there. And then push past that.”

Losing the bet won’t be a bad thing for the Cowboys if the defense keeps playing at this level, but getting the offense on a better track will be a plus to the team’s chances of having an extended stay in the postseason.

4 responses to “Dak Prescott: Offense needs to catch up with defense

  1. Great players are great whether they get a big payday or not. Lesser players do pretty good, get paid, then talk about needing to get better.

    It’s been 5 years – when does great start?

  2. Get real. The league has figured you guys out. The #25 ranked defense held you to 21 points, and held you to 328 yards which is 40 yards below what they are giving up to the rest of the league. And get real with the defense, they shut down the 27th ranked offense in the league playing with a back-up QB. The playoffs are going to look a lot different.

  3. Dak is holding the offense back. Since coming back from his calf injury he has looked like a deer in the headlights. He is late on his reads, and throws to his receivers too late. He doesn’t take the time to plant his feet correctly either. So yes, Dak, YOU need to play better!

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