Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott set a career-high in interceptions last year. 15 of Prescott’s passes were thrown to members of the opposing defense. While the quarterback has always fluctuated from season to season in the number of interceptions thrown, this felt like an anomaly especially when you consider he only played in 12 games. Prescott made a bold prediction on his interceptions heading into 2023.
Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott Promises Fewer Interceptions
One of the issues with a lot of the interceptions from last year was that they were not all Prescott’s fault. If you watch the tape, many are dropped by receivers or the pass-catcher doesn’t finish the route and allows the defender to cut in front. Prescott referenced this while also taking personal responsibility.
“I know who I am, and you can go back and take away half of those off drops. I’m not saying it’s on the receiver, but if you cut that in half then we start talking about those, nobody is talking about it.”
“I won’t have 10 interceptions this year.”
There it is. Plain as day. Prescott says that he will keep the interceptions in the single digits this year. This will go a long way in helping the Cowboys offense. There is a lot of pressure to make at least the NFC Championship Game and with a weak NFC conference, The biggest competition should be the division rival Eagles.
I like the chances of Prescott achieving this goal. As noted, a lot of the interceptions were not his fault. Those types of interceptions are volatile from year to year. The past shows that Prescott is usually very careful with the ball and I expect him to regress to the means in 2023. He has a pair of sure-handed pass catchers in CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. The other piece of good news is the team had a great record despite all of the turnovers. If he does limit the interceptions, the Cowboys could have an even better record than last year.
The Dallas Cowboys are counting on Dak Prescott to have a huge year. It is NFC Championship Game or bust, to be honest. If they don’t expect to see some major changes in Dallas.