Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is taking accountability for his poor performance during the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers in their Divisional Round playoff game on Sunday where Prescott’s two interceptions played a big role in the loss.
“If I had the answers, then we would’ve won tonight. Too early. Too soon,” Prescott said, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “And I promise you we will, though. In my time playing on this team, for this organization, we will. Yeah, it sucks that it’s 365 days away to get back to this position, but we’ve got to take it day by day, step by step, and that’s what I’ll do. I know that’s who I am. I’ll respond the right way. As I said, when we get this team aligned, the guys that we get back, coaches, we’ll do what’s necessary to be right back here and win the next time.”
Prescott completed 23 of 37 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.
“I’m disappointed in the way that I’ve played. Those guys in that locker room gave it all. Both sides of the ball. And put me in a position to go win the game. And I wasn’t able to do that,” he said. “And, yeah, I mean, I put it on my shoulders. When you play this position, when you play for this organization, you’ve got to accept that. That’s the reality of it. And as I said, it will make me better.
“It sucks, as I said, that I don’t get another shot at it for a long time, but I know that when I wake up tomorrow, it will be the first thing on my mind, and it will as I carry it through in my training throughout this offseason, as we get to the start of next season. It’s about finding a way to get better, mastering everything that we can to make sure that we get over this hump, whatever it is, and give ourselves a chance of winning it all.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered his support for Prescott, who tied for the NFL lead in interceptions this season with 15 total, following the game.
“I thought we would win it because I’ve got such confidence in Dak,” Jones said. “I’ll line up out there five times with that [similar] situation, and if we’ve got him at quarterback, I’ll take my chances. So I’m just saying give me that setup a year in advance, a month in advance, and give me him as the quarterback and I feel very strongly that we’ll win.”