Dak Prescott’s play was shaky at times in the first half on Thursday night and stellar in the second.
After extending a career-long interceptions streak to six games, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback also led his team to its sixth victory in its last seven games with a 27- 13 against the Tennessee Titans. Thursday night football. With his Cowboys at 12-4 and having picked up two wins in six days, Prescott doesn’t dwell on interceptions or worry about style points — just the wins.
“To be able to play this position, you need to have short-term memory,” Prescott told reporters after the game. “Whether the interception you feel is your fault, not your fault, whether you throw it at the guy and lose points before halftime or not, you have to be able to turn the page and move on to something else. It’s something that, honestly, I’m proud of. Obviously you’re not trying to have that adversity or cause that adversity, but good or bad, I’m on the next game.”
By the end of Thursday’s win, Prescott had thrown for 282 yards on 29 of 41 passes with a pair of touchdowns to tight end Dalton Schultz. He had also accounted for three turnovers in the first half, including a pair of interceptions that took his season total to 14, which is tied for the league lead with Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
About 1,200 miles west of Dallas, Carr was benched earlier in the week in Las Vegas. But no one is calling for Prescott’s job despite the same number of INTs.
“He’s wired the right way, our players are wired the right way,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said. “Unfortunately you go through ups and downs in this league, that’s the beauty of the competitiveness of this league. It’s a game we had to get and we did, so if we don’t get style points, it’s OK, we’re still at 12 wins.”