Dak Prescott faced the media after the Cowboys fell to the 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round and made promises about the future.
Another year brought another disappointing Cowboys playoff exit. It’s now been 27 years since Dallas made it to the NFC Championship Game.
The weight of that streak is definitely laying on the shoulders of quarterback Dak Prescott, who hasn’t managed to get over that hump in his seven seasons leading the Cowboys.
After the loss, Prescott had to face the music in front of the press.
Dak Prescott postgame press conference: Cowboys QB promises better
“It hurts. Very disappointed…Disappointed in my play. Disappointed for the guys in the locker room,” Prescott said.
When asked why the Cowboys have had such a hard time making it back to the NFC Championship Game, Prescott gave a guarantee that they’d break through eventually.
“If I had the answers, we would’ve won tonight honestly. Too early. Too soon,” Prescott said. “I promise you, we will though. During my time playing with this team, for this organization, we will.”
That wasn’t the only promise he made. The question of interceptions prompted another.
“I promise the number will never be this again,” Prescott said of his “ridiculous” interception total for the year, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.
He finished with 17 picks, including the two he threw to 49ers defenders.
“I’ve got to be better. I don’t know any other way to sugarcoat it,” Prescott said, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
Prescott will have eight months to stew over those interceptions and this playoff loss. From what it sounds like, Jerry Jones is ready to run it back with his quarterback and his head coach. In that time, Prescott have to figure out how to deliver on his promises.