Even with his slow play lately, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Preston still believes in himself as the season approaches the final stretch.
Prescott started the season on a positive note. He recorded 20 passing touchdowns, and had a 110.8 passer rating in his first eight games. Prescott was a top contender for the 2021 NFL MVP Award and received high praise early on.
“I don’t necessarily feel like I’m (in a slump), but obviously we haven’t been playing well,” Prescott said. “I haven’t been playing my best ball. More importantly, it’s about me getting back to that. It’s about practice… repetition and preparing, so that’s what I’m sticking to.”
Prescott’s fortunes have changed recently. In their four last games, the Cowboys are 2-2. Prescott has thrown five interceptions in these contests, to go with a lowly 76.5 passer score.
“I think I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t heard it,” Prescott said. “But in a sense it does (provide motivation). I’ve been doubted my whole life … so in a sense, I’m actually glad it’s kind of come back.”
Prescott recognizes that the Cowboys are still at the top NFC East standings but he needs to put in a lot of effort. He spoke about this during a press conference before the forthcoming Week 15 road matchup against the New York Giants.
Prescott’s underwhelming play of late has received a lot of criticism from outsiders, which Prescott is using to motivate himself at this stage in his campaign.
With a win over the Giants, the Cowboys could secure their first 10 win campaign since 2018.