Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was far better when blitzed than not vs. Rams

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a tough loss in Week 4 to the Los Angeles Rams, as they were outscored 19-6 in the second half to drop to 2-2 on the season.

After the game, there was much talk about the defensive struggles and the play across the board. One name who consistently comes up after Cowboys games was quarterback Dak Prescott, who completed 20-of-36 passes for 252 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.

While the Cowboys have asked Prescott to throw the ball more this season, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News pointed out a pretty incredible stat, courtesy of Pro Football Focus.

Prescott’s completion percentage is down from 67.8 percent last year to 60.8 percent this season. But, he’s on pace to throw over 100 more passes this season, as well as 9 more touchdowns. He’s obviously having no trouble when being pressured, as the stats above show, but it’s actually the mediocre play when he’s not blitzed that’s more concerning.

Prescott is having to read defenses and adjust quickly, but it seems that opponents are throwing multiple different looks his way in the process. It’ll be worth monitoring how these numbers look in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers secondary.

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