For the first time since Week 1, the Dallas Cowboys lost a game with former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott under center.
The Cowboys lost to the New York Giants 10-7 on Sunday night, and Prescott simply did not perform to the lofty standards set for the fourth-round draft pick from last spring’s NFL Draft. The usually efficient Prescott finished the game 17-of-37 for 165 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran for just one yard on one carry.
It left some NFL fans wondering if the 11-2 Cowboys might consider handing the football back to Pro Bowl QB Tony Romo, who has been Prescott’s backup quarterback after returning from an extended absence due to a back injury that created the opportunity for the Mississippi State rookie to grab hold of the coveted position.
Outspoken Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked after the loss if he had considered going back to Romo, who is still considered by many as the team’s franchise QB.
“No. No. No. No,” Jones said according to NFL.com, when asked if Dak’s ineffectiveness could factor into a change. “No, it does not.”
“He’s got 13 NFL ballgames at a high level under his belt and what’s he got, four interceptions now? Four? So four interceptions. I feel good about our quarterback and I like where we are at the quarterback position. We should have asked and wanted him to make the drive that might have won this thing for us tonight. I don’t want to make excuses. Most of what happened to us tonight was a well-coached New York Giants defense.”
The Cowboys are still in command of the NFC East and Dak appears to be in fine shape with the boss. Even though Dak lost on Sunday night, everything is alright in Dallas. For now.