Dak Prescott on interceptions: No excuses, those are throws you can’t have

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott set a single-season high with 15 interceptions during the regular season and his penchant for putting the ball in the wrong hands reared its head again in Santa Clara on Sunday.

Prescott threw a pair of interceptions in the first half against the 49ers, including one in the red zone in the final two minutes of the second quarter. That led to a Robbie Gould field goal that put the 49ers up 9-6 at halftime and the Cowboys would never lead again in what turned out to be a 19-12 loss.

After the game, Prescott explained what happened on both of the interceptions. He said he should have thrown the first ball away and credited 49ers corner Jimmie Ward for a good play on the second while saying he took full blame for both giveaways.

“Those are throws you can’t have, not in the playoffs,” Prescott said, via the team’s website. “Not when you’re playing a team like that [and] on the road. No excuses for it. Those are 100 percent on me.”

Prescott will have a lot of time to figure out how to cut down on the interceptions before the Cowboys will return to the field and he’ll have to come up with a good solution if the Cowboys are going to progress deeper into the playoffs than they managed this season.

14 responses to “Dak Prescott on interceptions: No excuses, those are throws you can’t have

  1. All season I kept hearing Dak doesn’t throw real interceptions, just fluky ones. Cowboys fans are great at a couple things: making excuses and watching other teams succeed.

    But how ’bout his near-safety on the first play of the final drive? Deer. In. Headlights.

  2. No, you can’t have those throws, but they are what you get with Dak. He’s seven years into his and he is what he is. His fan bois can continue making excuses for him, but we can always count on Dak to produce enough evidence to counter them.

    Nice man. Really nice human being. Not a great QB. Joins Danny White and Tony Romo in a line up of “legends in the minds of a cowboy fans” but dullards for anyone with a functioning brain.

  3. So – – – of course – – – let’s blame Mike McCarthy for Prescott’s ineptitude.

  4. Did anyone really think the Cowboys would beat the Niners? They haven’t made it to the NFC Championship game in 27 years.

  5. If thats the case then why did you throw them, Dakota? You should know better than that to force those throws. He’s a bad, over-paid, over hyped, bottom tier QB.

  6. The whole world has seen that the two highest paid offensive players on Dallas’ team are worthless and are holding the team back. You cannot count on these two and red alert signals should be flashing in the Jerruh Cave about this team being sunk by players who apparently don’t care. It was odd that even Dakota knew he was ineffective passing so he started to run like a rookie. It was a very bad look.

  7. It’s a huge missed opportunity. Winnable game. The 49ers weren’t going to run away with the game and they know they can hang with the Eagles. It was the most open shot to the Super Bowl since 2007, probably.

  8. It’s trash pick-up day tomorrow. It usually requires a special call to pick up larger, special loads, but I would do a little spring cleaning and put Dak and Zeke on the curb and hope that someone takes them. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?

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