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Dak Prescott speaks out on the Cowboys needing to clean up slow starts

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants by a final score of 37-18 in Week 9. They moved to 5-3 on the year as a result of the win.

However, quarterback Dak Prescott still saw an issue. After the first quarter, the Cowboys were tied with the Giants 3-3. Then at halftime, Dallas found themselves up just one point (13-12) on New York. After three quarters, the Cowboys were still up just one (16-15) on the Giants before taking a commanding lead in the fourth.

New York is 2-7 on the year and should not have been too much of a problem for the Cowboys. Yet, here they were hanging with Dallas until the fourth quarter.

According to Lorenzo Reyes of USAToday.com, Prescott believes Dallas needs to clean up their slow starts.

“You saw the game,” Prescott continued. “Those guys weren’t beating us. It was us getting in our own damn way. When we’re rolling and doing what we do, there isn’t a team in the [expletive] league that can stop us.

“We just need to do what we did in the Eagles game, when we dominated from the opening snap because we didn’t commit no stupid turnovers or make any mistakes. We just took care of our own business and pounded them.”

Dallas is 5-3 and in first place in the NFC East. However, After a 3-0 start to the year, this still might be seen as a little bit of a disappointment.

With some extremely tough games coming up in their final eight weeks, the Cowboys will definitely need to clean up some play if they want to keep winning. According to Prescott, it’s all about the slow starts.

It’s hard to argue with him after Week 9. The Cowboys could not break away from the Giants despite New York giving them multiple opportunities to do just that. If Dallas does that against the New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams (both still on their schedule), they might not find themselves as lucky.