After Sunday’s 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys owner admitted that he believed his QB would propel them in the game because of his experience, but it did not work out that way.
“I thought this team, with Dak at quarterback, I thought we had a chance to get to and compete at the top level in this tournament,” Jones said. “I really did. That was our edge here tonight, I thought, the quarterback, the experience of the quarterback. They might have had a little edge in an area there, but I thought the quarterback was the edge. We got after that and tried to expose that. To their credit, they made some plays.”
The Cowboys lost 19-12, failing to advance to the NFC Championship Game, which is somewhere they haven’t been since January 1996. That was also the last time they won the Super Bowl.
After a strong performance against a weak Buccaneers team, Prescott was awful Sunday night against San Francisco. He racked up just 206 yards on 37 attempts.
Despite playing on 12 regular season games, he led the league with 15 interceptions. In ten of those twelve games, he threw at least one pick. In five of them he threw two. He saved one of his worst performances of the year for the most important game of the season.
Prescott was a big reason the Cowboys could not advance and it’s likely nothing the team can do about it until after next season.