Prescott stays confident
FRISCO — An admittedly frustrated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is not concerned with the outside criticism of his disappointing play and accuracy woes in leading the league’s 29th-ranked pass offense through five weeks of the season. He’s built for that.
“I don’t care too much what people say,” Prescott said. “I never have. And if I ever gave that a thought or allowed that to seep into my confidence I wouldn’t be in this position at all that I am in today. I never really cared for it.”
What he does care about heading into Sunday’s game between the Cowboys (2-3) and Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) and the league’s top-ranked pass defense is the struggles of the Cowboys’ offense and his decline in production since fashioning the finest rookie season of any quarterback in NFL history in 2016.
Prescott threw 20 touchdowns with four interceptions and set a team record with 11 games with 100.0 quarterback rating or better as a rookie. He has 27 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and six games over 100.0 in the 21 games since, including five touchdowns with four interceptions in 2018.
“I know I’m a better player mentally and physically than I was a year ago or two years ago,” Prescott. “I know I am better mentally, I see the defense. I know what is coming at me a lot more than I did my rookie year, a lot more. That’s what’s frustrating about all of it. But it’s about sticking to what I know, believing in the people I know and the coaches and just fighting through it and knowing it’ll get better.”