Dak Prescott is one of the most pressured quarterbacks in the NFL. He is normal when he is the owner of the dallas cowboysteam whose expectation – realistic or not – is always to win the Super Bowl.
That window slowly begins to close for Dak and the Cowboys, the billionaire’s team. Jerry Jones He hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the end of the 1995 season.
Prescott, a veteran entering his eighth NFL season, now feels a greater urgency to end his team’s title drought.
“A thousand percent,” he said Prescott, who turns 30 on July 29. “Just understanding the injuries and what I’ve been through throughout my career and you understand that you don’t have forever to play this game. I feel blessed by every moment I’ve had. I just try to take it with a sense of urgency.”
Good in regular season; bad in playoffs
Prescott has a 61-36 record in the regular season, but just two wins in six playoff appearances. last campaign, the Cowboys defeated Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the Wild Card, but were eliminated in the Divisional Round by the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which Prescott suffered two costly interceptions.
Dallas, San Francisco and Philadelphia appear again (at least on paper) as the three candidates to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
But for the Cowboys to return to the NFL championship game, Prescott must take better care of the ball, since in 2022 he led the league with 15 interceptions in just 12 games.
“Being 30 doesn’t necessarily bother me,” Prescott added in an interview with The Score. “Knowing I’m the old one, going into year 8, seeing some of the young, some of the rookies, and seeing the difference in eight years. It’s fun and challenging at times. But this game is beautiful. It doesn’t matter how old you are because you play like a kid.”
Dak, who is under contract with the Cowboys through the 2024 season, set career-highs in 2021 with a 68.8% shooting percentage and 37 touchdown passes in 2021. However, he couldn’t replicate those numbers last year, hitting 66.2%, 23 touchdowns and the aforementioned 15 interceptions.
Another problem for Prescott is injuries. After starting every game in his first four NFL seasons, he has missed 17 games due to injuries between 2020 and 2022, including five last season.
Prescott needs 57 passing yards in the first three games of 2023 to become just the second player ever with 25,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards in his first 100 NFL games.
At the moment, Aaron Rodgers, now with the Jets, is the only one who has achieved it. Prescott has 24,943 passing yards and 1,642 rushing in 97 games with the Dallas Cowboys.