Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has had to deal with a lot this year.
Not living up to expectations after the 13-3 season. Losing running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. Dropping the first three of those games in a row, without throwing a touchdown in any of them.
On Sunday, the Cowboys got a huge 30-10 win over the New York Giants. That was their second win in a row and it keeps those Wild Card dreams alive.
They did make some mistakes early, especially with dropped passes, but Prescott said he never lost faith in his teammates.
“It was a grind early,” Prescott said, per the team’s official website and Patrik Walker of 247Sports. “It was a grind all throughout the game and we were finally able to get some momentum, get going and got good right there in the fourth [quarter]. My focus and just staying locked in on each and every play. And just the details of the play, the things y’all don’t see honestly is what I take away from this game — getting guys in the right spot, getting the right checks and things like that. I miss those guys just like they drop balls, so it goes both ways. [Cole] Beasley drops a ball [and] comes over to me and apologizes, but I’ve overthrown you before so don’t bring it up. It happens. We move forward. I’m never going to lose confidence in them.”
Though he must realistically feel better with two wins in a row than he did after three straight losses, he also maintained that their mindset had not shifted.
“Nothing’s changed from before this game to now,” Prescott said. “We know where we are. We know what we’ve gotta do. I’m excited for it and we’ll get back to work tomorrow, hungry and motivated.”