Yes, you read that right. Your passer rating as a quarterback can improve just by throwing passes into the ground, or away into the stands. Don’t believe me? Take a look at Dak Prescott’s game last night.
— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2017
Prescott went just 18-31 against the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for 145 yards with 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, the most of any game in his career. However, throwing every pass incomplete would have given him a 39.6 rating, where in last night’s game, Prescott finished with a passer rating of 30.4.
A play-action boot leg right into the waiting arms of Derek Barnett for the sack pic.twitter.com/r9SQeymA5D
— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) November 20, 2017
Prescott wasn’t too worried about the game however, and he had some words after the game about what the future could have in store for the Cowboys:
Dak Prescott: "I think big picture. Coach Garrett couldn’t have put it in better words, giving us our options from 11-5 all the way down to 5-11. It’s up to us to figure out what we want to do. It’s about coming in and getting back to work. We’re going to do that tomorrow."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 20, 2017
The real question is, was Dak just off last night, or are the Eagles really that good? Let us know what you think in the comments below.