Amid Dak Prescott’s roller-coaster form as of late, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper sees that the veteran quarterback has been garnering unnecessary blame for the team’s recent performances.
The Cowboys have reeled off back-to-back wins, which comes following their notable two-game losing streak. Still, much talk as of late has centered on Prescott’s sluggish play, as he has thrown for five interceptions in Dallas’ last two games and has posted a passer rating less than 100.0 in four of his last six games played.
Cooper believes Prescott is not deserving of shouldering blame regardless of how the team is performing, which he explained during a press conference ahead of the Cowboys’ Week 15 matchup against the New York Giants.
“That's typically how it works,” Cooper said. “We're doing good, he gets all the praise and he's going bad, he gets all the blame.
“At the end of the day, it's a team game no matter which way you're swinging.”
Prescott has dealt with a few injury concerns over the year, which included the calf injury sustained in the late stages of the Cowboys’ road win over the New England Patriots earlier in the season. Still, the veteran passer has not used it as an excuse. He recently admitted that he has not been playing his “best ball.”
Prescott and the Cowboys offense will have a golden opportunity to get back on the right track in the upcoming divisional matchup with the Giants.