Jerry Jones says he's still confident in Dak Prescott after playoff loss
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had a rough ending to their 2021 season, falling at home to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
In the loss, Prescott completed just 53.5 percent of his passes (23-of-43) for 254 yards, an average of 5.91 yards per attempt, down from his season averages of 68.8 completion percentage and 7.5 yards per attempt. Prescott’s struggles don’t appear to worry his boss.
Jerry Jones offered a strong endorsement of Prescott as the Cowboys’ quarterback during a Friday interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan.
“Ben Franklin had a rule when he was down and low down and had to have setbacks, he took all the positives on the left side of the page and listed them and all the negatives on the right,” the Cowboys owner said, per Jori Epstein of USA TODAY. “If the left side was longer than the right, he walked out with a spark in his step and a smile. If the right side was longer, then he drank all day, let’s say. My point is, and I’m not trying to be any sort of way, I start right there with a big circle and a big plus. Future: Dak Prescott.
“He has shown every time he’s ever gotten in a position, he’s shown he’s a winner in football. He has shown that every time he’s ever had a chance to. As you well know, especially at that point, it’s hard to pinpoint ‘the’ skill that makes it happen. It’s hard to pinpoint that. But Dak Prescott has the skill to make it happen. We’ve got skilled players. (Ezekiel) Elliott has the skills to make it happen. We’ve got the offensive line talent to make it happen.
“We’ve just got to get it right and going in the same direction.”