It seems that Dak Prescott is a favorite target for criticism.
Dak Prescott is likely to face a barrage of media criticism following his lackluster performance in Sunday night’s lopsided defeat against the San Francisco 49ers. However, few critiques of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback are likely to be as brutally frank as Donte Whitner’s.
Prescott managed to complete only 14 of his 24 passes for 153 yards, with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions during the Cowboys’ crushing 42-10 loss. Whitner, a former NFL safety who now serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area, didn’t hold back in his assessment of Prescott after the game.
“Dak Prescott sucks, period, right? They talk so much about Dak Prescott being a top-tier quarterback and franchise guy. I don’t see it,” Whitner said. “I see them trying to cover up for what he lacks, a lot of quick throws, cutting half of the field off and giving him easy throws. Other than that, he’s not a quarterback that can drop back and take advantage of a defense and really carve it up. And today we (saw) it. The 49ers defense made him look like a Tier-4 quarterback.”
While the Cowboys enjoyed an easy schedule in the early part of the season, including a convincing 38-3 victory over the New England Patriots last week, the shine on that win has dimmed somewhat after the Patriots were soundly defeated at home by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
As it stands, Prescott has accumulated just 5 touchdown passes against 4 interceptions in five games, and the Cowboys’ record stands at 3-2.