Dak Prescott was good at times during the 2022 season, but his bad play was hard to overlook as he tossed a league-tying 15 interceptions. He did that while only playing in 12 regular season games. He also added two more in two postseason games.
Because of that, Prescott and Mike McCarthy poured over each pick from last season.
“Definitely we spent some time,” McCarthy said, via Nick Eatman of the team website. “He was in for the captains workout [earlier this month]. So, he came up and spent about four hours with [quarterbacks coach] Scott [Tolzien] and I. And we went back and looked at his decision-making opportunities and the interceptions and potential interceptions and just talking through it.”
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After their playoff exit, the team decided to not bring offensive coordinator Kellen Moore back to the team as he headed off to L.A. with the Chargers. Tolzien replaces Doug Nussmeier, and Brian Schottenheimer has inherited the title of offensive coordinator.
McCarthy called the exercise to evaluate the interceptions “healthy.”
“I thought Doug did an excellent job with the quarterbacks, but you know, the room will be different,” McCarthy said. “Any time you have a new coach in there, and it’ll be Scott’s new opportunity, too. But Brian and I will be in there pretty much full time so they’ll be getting that landscape laid, too. But it’s pretty fluid.”
McCarthy has a number of games that he wants Dak to play in order to break a nasty streak.
“My goal is for Dak to play 20 games next year,” McCarthy said. “If he plays 20 games next year, obviously we’ll be right where we want to be.”
That would mean at least a berth in the NFC Championship Game, a place the Cowboys haven’t been since 1995. However, Mccarthy is looking for home-field advantage throughout that playoffs, which comes with a first-round bye.
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