Prescott opened up the campaign on a promising note, as he recorded 20 passing touchdowns and posted a 110.8 passer rating over his opening eight games of the season. He earned high acclaim early on to be among the top contenders for the 2021 NFL MVP award.
However, the script has flipped for Prescott as of late. The Cowboys have gone 2-2 in their last four games. Prescott has thrown five interceptions over these contests to go along with a lowly 76.5 passer rating.
While the Cowboys still sit comfortably at the top of the NFC East standings, Prescott sees that he is in need of keen performances, which he touched on during a press conference ahead of the upcoming Week 15 road matchup with the New York Giants.
“I don't necessarily feel like I'm (in a slump), but obviously we haven't been playing well,” Prescott said. “I haven't been playing my best ball. More importantly, it's about me getting back to that. It's about practice … repetition and preparing, so that's what I'm sticking to.”
There has been plenty of outside noise criticizing Prescott for his underwhelming play as of late, which the Cowboys quarterback is simply using as motivation at this point in the campaign.
“I think I'd be lying if I said I hadn't heard it,” Prescott said. “But in a sense it does (provide motivation). I've been doubted my whole life … so in a sense, I'm actually glad it's kind of come back.”
The Cowboys can clinch their first 10-win campaign since the 2018 season with a victory over the Giants.