Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott claims he will finish the 2023 season without throwing 10 or more interceptions. Last season, Prescott missed five games but still had 15 of his passes intercepted. Prescott's 15 interceptions were tied with Davis Mills for the most in the NFL and the Cowboys quarterback also became the first-ever quarterback to lead or co-lead the league in interceptions despite missing five or more games.
"I won't have 10 interceptions this year," Prescott told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
How Prescott plans to decrease his interceptions?
In the last six seasons, Prescott had four years where he threw for 10 more or more picks.
But in 2023, Prescott believes the things will change for the better. After the 2022 season ended, the Cowboys moved on from offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. When Moore was dismissed, the Cowboys revealed their plan to have head coach Mike McCarthy also taking on the offensive play-calling duties.
Prescott believes having McCarthy calling plays will help him lower his interception numbers in 2023. "Some of it is the offense and them understanding exactly where we are. Mike does an amazing job with those guys. They know where to be, why to be, when they're getting looked at.
That's going to be a big jump," Prescott explained. Also, Prescott appeared to indicate that some of his interceptions from 2022 shouldn't be blamed on him. "I know who I am, and you can go back and take away half of those off drops.
I'm not saying it's on the receiver, but if you cut that in half then we start talking about those, nobody is talking about it," Prescott said. In the Wild-Card round, Prescott had two costly interceptions against the San Francisco 49ers. After the Cowboys suffered a 12-19 defeat, the majority of the blame was placed on Prescott and his two interceptions.