Last season was certainly not the best of Dak Prescott’s NFL career, as the 29-year-old Dallas Cowboys signal caller led the league in interceptions with 15, despite missing five games due to injury.
As a result of Dak’s struggles and the Cowboys’ abysmal offensive performance in the NFC Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers the following day.
Prescott’s performance against the 49ers, which included two backbreaking interceptions, was so poor that some fans were wondering if backup quarterback Cooper Rush — who went 4-1 as the Cowboys’ starter during the regular season — would’ve been able to lead the team to a victory.
Speaking at the Grant Halliburton Foundation Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon earlier this week, Prescott pushed back on the idea that he needs a new play caller, which will be head coach Mike McCarthy this season.
“Kellen’s voice was great. [Quarterbacks coach Doug] Nussmeier’s voice was amazing. It’s not like that I haven’t been coached by Mike. He’s always coached me. That’s not going to be new. I can’t say that’s a proper statement.” [via Dallas Morning News]
To go along with his league-leading 15 interceptions, Prescott completed 66% of his passes for 2,860 yards and 23 touchdowns in the 12 games he played in during the 2022 season. In the 12 games he started, the Cowboys compiled an 8-4 record.
Despite the Cowboys’ 12-5 record, they only made the NFC playoffs as a Wild Card team as the Philadelphia Eagles ultimately won the NFC East with a 14-3 record.
So far this offseason, the Cowboys have helped bolster their offensive unit by placing the franchise tag on 25-year-old running back Tony Pollard, who had a breakout season last year.
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