The Dallas Cowboys are headed to the playoffs with a strong defense and running game, but one player seems to think the team is lacking heavily in the quarterback area.
After Dallas’ 27-13 win Thursday night over shorthanded Tennessee, former NFL running back Eddie George stated that Dak Prescott is holding the team back from greatness.
Speaking for The 33rd, the former Tennessee Titans and Cowboys running back said Dallas isn’t “elite” due to Prescott’s play at quarterback.
“In terms of being the elite team, I don’t see it quite there,” George explained. “They have an elite run game, an elite defense, opportunistic special teams play. But as far as the quarterback play, the consistency, your Dak Prescott… That’s the problem. The Achilles heel. He throws too many interceptions for my liking.”
Prescott was 29-for-41 passing for 282 yards and two TD passes. He also had two interceptions and a lost fumble. The team struggled with the Titans more than they should have. This comes off the heels of them almost losing to the worst team in the league in the Houston Texans.
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For Dallas to win its first Super Bowl in 27 years, George offers a plan that makes sense.
“Less is more when it comes to Dak Prescott,” he said. “Have him throw the ball 25 times or less. Run the football. Control the clock.”
Prescott is the face of the franchise on the field, but he has been a turnover machine since coming back from injury. The Cowboys should rely on their running game as much as possible if they want to advance deep into the postseason.
Prescott now leads the NFL in interceptions with 14.
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