Playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys comes with a ton of attention, and Dak Prescott’s interceptions in training camp could be concerning for some. Should Cowboys’ fans worry about the numerous interceptions that Prescott has thrown during the team’s training camp practices?
He’s thrown a bunch of them, continuing his trend from last year, where he threw a whopping 15 interceptions in just 12 games played. It was an uncharacteristically bad season for Prescott, who has otherwise been very efficient under center for the Dallas Cowboys for most of his career.
The 2023 NFL season for Dallas feels like now or never. Mike McCarthy is entering his fourth season as head coach and is coming of back to back seasons of 12-5 records and has gotten bounced from the Wild Card and divisional round.
The other thing to keep in mind here is that the NFC is a weaker conference, and you could argue that the Cowboys have the most talented roster in the conference. They appear to at least be a lock for double-digit wins and a Wild Card berth. Will they finally make some noise in the postseason?
Well, maybe not. Dak Prescott has struggled with interceptions during training camp, and perhaps that could be a cause for concern. Now to be fair, there really is no correlation between training camp performances and regular season performances. Jimmy Garoppolo once famously threw five straight interceptions during the San Francisco 49ers’ camp back in 2019, and that was the year they nearly won the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes also threw a bunch of interceptions during his first TC as the Chiefs’ starter, and that was his 2018 MVP season. Back when Case Keenum signed with the Denver Broncos back in 2018, it took him a solid week before throwing a pick, but Keenum was horrid in the regular season.
In reality, it’s not fair to say one thing or the other about Prescott’s interceptions. However, if Dallas Cowboys’ fans are concerned since it’s a trend that has seemed to continue since last year, I understand that.
The Dallas Cowboys’ QB has made a bunch of nice plays as well, but him wearing the star on his helmet and not having a ton of playoff success has put a massive target on his back to get something one in the 2023 NFL season.