Dak Prescott repeated several times that he was "really pissed off" following the Dallas Cowboys' Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. After dismantling the New York Giants and New York Jets in their first two games of the season, the Cowboys were hit with a cold shower in Week 3 when the Cardinals upset them with a 28-16 score.
Going into the game, the general expectation was that the Cowboys could easily get the job done against the Cardinals. But the Cowboys went 1-of-5 in the red zone inefficiency was one of the main reasons behind their loss. "Yeah, I was pissed off.
I'm always pissed off after a loss. I don't know if we can rate my different levels of pissed-off-ness. But yeah, we're real pissed off. It [being pissed off] allows you to focus more honestly. Nobody likes to lose. Nobody likes to lose, especially in a game you expect to win.
Forget the media or whatever, but nobody wants to lose. We understand how tough it is in this league. Even after a loss you reset a little bit, humbled a bit, and it allows you to focus a little bit more, and I think that's just a credit to these guys in the locker room, to these coaches blocking out the outside noise and understanding what's really important is just this day right in front of us and preparing," Prescott said, via CBS Sports.
Prescott hopes the Cowboys can improve their red zone efficiency
Through their last two games, the Cowboys are 3-of-11 in the red zone. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars - who are 1-of-5 in the red zone through the last two weeks - have a worse percentage in that department.
However, Prescott remains hopeful the Cowboys can improve their red zone efficiency, starting this Sunday against the New England Patriots. "That's [their struggling red zone offense] our focus and attention, but when you have time, you can get better.
We know we can do that, and we know we can overcome these things, change the way we attack a little bit. Just maybe a few more plays, another little set of plays out there in practice. I'm sure we'll hit it again before the day is over, and obviously we have a few more days to go in preparation that we'll emphasize on it a little bit.
Just kind of getting things that we go and went back to in training camp and are comfortable with. Then, it's simple matchups," Prescott said.