Over the offseason Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott declared that his goal was to improve on every aspect of his game. Through four contests his mission isn’t off to an ambitious start.
On the heels of losing 35-30 to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4, Prescott was honest with his self assessment.
“I just got to be better. No reason, no excuse,” the Cowboys quarterback said, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
Prescott hasn’t performed bad by any means. Yet, there hasn’t been a noticeable leap from 2016 to 2017 either. The quarterback had a 104.9 passer rating last year, throwing only 4 interceptions in the regular season. This year, Prescott’s already thrown 3 interceptions and his passer rating is 90.1.
The Cowboys’ offense has regressed as a whole. To cast the blame all on Prescott would be inaccurate. The offensive line isn’t as dominant, Ezekiel Elliott looks a half a step slower and Dallas receivers aren’t separated from coverage very often. All of that has affected Prescott.
Nevertheless, it’s not nearly time to ring the alarms. A 2-2 recorded coming into Week 5 isn’t bad. Dallas just completed the first quarter of the regular season. The Cowboys are off to an average start, although their report card is still incomplete.
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