Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t just hearing criticisms delivered by everyday fans and analysts this summer.
As shared by Joe Morgan of Fox News, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered a strong opinion of Prescott during a Friday appearance on Outkick’s “Don’t @ Me” program.
“I’m a big Cowboys fan, and I go to Cowboys games,” Abbott told show host Dan Dakich. “And there’s nothing more I want to see than the Dallas Cowboys back in the Super Bowl. Dak Prescott is a good quarterback as it concerns stats and things like that. He needs to be able to step up and show he can win a big game.”
Prescott, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, endured a rough 2022 campaign for multiple reasons. A serious thumb injury he suffered in the Cowboys’ Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept him out of action for the subsequent five games and ESPN stats show that the 30-year-old ended the regular season tied with Davis Mills of the Houston Texans for the most interceptions in the league (15).
While Mills appeared in 15 games, Prescott played in 12.
As for Abbott’s “big game” take, Prescott thus far holds a 2-4 postseason record as Dallas starter. Most recently, the veteran signal-caller guided the club to a 31-14 wild-card win over Tampa Bay this past January before he and the Cowboys fell at the San Francisco 49ers 19-12 in the Divisional Round.
Prescott’s future with the Cowboys is somewhat in question due to the fact that he signed a four-year contract with the franchise back in March 2021, but has yet to put pen to paper on any extension. ESPN’s Dan Graziano noted this past Wednesday that there’s little chance Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones will go in a different direction at the position this coming winter, though.
“Cowboys decision-makers have consistently said publicly that they’re committed to Prescott long term and they believe in him, and the behind-the-scenes conversations I’ve had with people in that building all say the same thing,” Graziano reported. “There’s absolutely not one concrete reason to believe the Cowboys won’t extend Prescott’s contract at some point.”