Reprogramming the DakBot: Can the Cowboys' quarterback cut down his turnovers?
Prescott led the league in INTs last season
If you’re a fan of Narrative Season, you’ve probably cottoned on to this juicy one: Dak Prescott is turnover prone. Or a turnover waiting to happen. Or finished, depending on how deep you run down the fan forums or how much of FS1 you consume.
It’s hard to ignore. And, as with most narratives that take hold, there is some truth burrowed away that acts as an igniting agent for the conversation. Prescott has thrown double-digit interceptions in three of his last four seasons. Last year was his worst to date: He threw a career-high of 15 interceptions — also a league-high — while finishing with a career-low in passing yards.
The Cowboys were not quite about their intent on offense and how that should relate to the rest of the team. It was old school, in some ways: hammer defenses with the run; hit explosive plays; play lights-out defense on the other side of the ball. It’s a tried and true formula, but one that is knee-capped when your quarterback keeps tossing the ball to the opposition.
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