Dan Orlovsky believes “Dak Prescott is regressing” this season

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Dec 12, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) carries the ball against the Washington Football Team during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Despite some lackluster offensive performances in recent weeks, the Dallas Cowboys currently sit atop the NFC East. Coming into the season, many thought the Cowboys would have to rely on Dak Prescott and their offense to succeed in 2021. However, the opposite has been evident in recent weeks, with the Cowboys’ defense keeping them in contention. Former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky believes Dak Prescott is regressing as the season goes on, and it’s hurting Dallas.

Orlovsky gave his thoughts on Prescott on ESPN’s ‘Get Up.’ With the 38-year-old sighting the regression of Prescott’s game from the beginning of the season. As the key factor behind the Cowboys’ current offensive struggles.

“Dak Prescott is regressing. He is the reason right now, that there’s offensive struggles. He looks like he’s playing scared football. There’s no comfort or trust in the pocket. He’s scared to hold the ball in the pocket, scared to hang in there and make a play. Scared to go be creative. Then there’s no consistency with conviction of his eyes and feet.”

Dan Orlovsky

Dak Prescott began the season in MVP form. He averaged over 300 passing yards a game, with 16 touchdown passes and just four interceptions in the opening six games of the season. However, he averaged just over 260 passing yards in the six games since, with just eight touchdowns and six interceptions.

Furthermore, Prescott currently has a quarterback rating of 45.9, the lowest of his career. Dan Orlovsky believes Prescott has failed to deliver against a good team since the October win over New England, which is a damning sign of his regression.

“We’re at two months since the last time he played against a good team and played well. There is regression this season.”

Dan Orlovsky

Despite Dak Prescott’s drop-off in performance, the Cowboys are 9-4, having won three of their last five games. Dallas currently holds the fourth-best record in the NFC and is well placed to avoid Wild Card Weekend. However, if Dak Prescott doesn’t turn things around, it will be another season of disappointment for the Cowboys.

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