Dallas Cowboys fans, and even former NFL head coach Herm Edwards, didn’t appreciate the team’s official Twitter account blaming Dak Prescott for their loss in the Divisional Round.
The Dallas Cowboys were once again knocked out of the playoffs prematurely, as owner Jerry Jones continued his quest for his fourth Super Bowl title. On Sunday, the Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers 19-12.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was the main culprit in the team’s loss, as he threw two interceptions and the offense didn’t do much against San Francisco’s defense. In fact, the team’s official Twitter account cited Prescott’s two turnovers and “self-inflicted injuries” as reasons for the loss.
This drew the ire of some Cowboys fans, in addition to former NFL head coach Herm Edwards, who expressed disbelief at the team’s social media account blaming Prescott.
Fans tore into the Cowboys’ Twitter account blaming Dak Prescott for the Divisional Round loss.
“It’s sad, really when you think about someone in the organization, and you’re entitled to your opinion, but that thing is called a team,” Edwards said. “When you pick a specific person to say you want to blame them, personally, I don’t believe that. I don’t, I’m not built that way. There’s a bit of a problem with the Dallas Cowboys, there’s always someone to blame. Let me blame one man because it doesn’t care about us as a football team. »
Now let’s take a look at some of the reactions from Cowboys fans and others who saw the team’s tweet blaming Prescott.
Prescott enters the Divisional Round coming off an impressive performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that game, Prescott went 25 of 33 passing attempts for 305 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 24 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He didn’t have the same success against the 49ers’ defense, which allowed the fewest yards and points per game in the regular season.
The Cowboys’ offense was hit when running back Tony Pollard sprained his ankle and fractured his fibula requiring him to be carted off the football field and sidelined for the rest of the game.
Prescott threw for 206 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while completing 23 of 37 pass attempts in the loss.
After the game, Prescott said his play contributed to the loss. He said “I have to be better. I don’t know any other way to say it. »
Some Cowboys fans are done with Prescott as the starting quarterback, while others want to give him another shot. Dallas’ offseason will be one to watch, especially to see if they make a big move to strengthen their team.