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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott calls loss to Colts a ‘wake-up call’

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All the Dallas Cowboys needed to do to clinch the NFC East division title on Sunday was defeat the Indianapolis Colts. Instead, the Cowboys ended up getting shut out by a score of 23-0.

Quarterback Dak Prescott said the loss should serve as a “wake-up call” for the team, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. Prescott added that the Cowboys hurt themselves “from the beginning” and that they never gave themselves a chance to win the game.

That’s one way to put it.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence added that the Colts hit them in the mouth, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com.

For Dallas to be so lifeless in a game that meant so much is odd, especially with the way the team had been playing over the last several weeks.

The Cowboys went into their game against the Colts having won five straight games, including a thrilling overtime win over the hated-rival Philadelphia Eagles last weekend.

Luckily for Dallas, it still controls its own destiny and can secure the NFC East division crown with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend.

After hosting the Buccaneers next Sunday, the Cowboys will wrap up their regular season by heading east to take on the New York Giants on Dec. 30.

Dallas is looking to make it back to the playoffs after a very disappointing 2017 campaign that saw the club finish 9-7 one year after winning 13 games.

Should the Cowboys ultimately win the NFC East, it would mark the third time over the last five years that they have won the division.