The Dak Prescott we saw at the beginning of the season that was tearing up defenses hasn’t been seen for weeks now and it is becoming increasingly concerning to the fan base and analysts.
Being the quarterback of America’s Team pretty much gets him extra scrutiny, which wouldn’t happen as much if he was playing on a small market team with little expectations.
ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky discussed Prescott’s performance against the Washington Football Team on the ESPN radio show Keyshawn, JWill and Max and he did not like what he saw.
“I’m not saying that I’m challenging his manhood, but he just looks like he’s playing scared.”
The former NFL quarterback went on to say:
“And it’s weird because that has always been a calling card of Dak. Like that guy in the pocket has always been a superstar.”
Prescott went 22 of 39 for 211 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a pick-6 late in the fourth quarter. Prescott also added seven rushing attempts for 15 yards in the Cowboys’ 27-20 win over WFT.
His lone touchdown pass came late in the first quarter to four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Prescott is currently ninth in the NFL in passing yards with 3,381 yards and in passing touchdowns with 24. However, in his past five starts, he has six touchdowns and five interceptions with a pair of interceptions in two games.
His play has not hurt the Cowboys too much as they sit at 9-4 and leading the NFC East.