Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw 974 passing yards in the past two games, the most in a two-game span in NFL history, but still it resulted in two losses. On Sunday, Prescott threw a career-high 502 yards but it wasn't enough as the Cleveland Browns beat the Cowboys 49-38.
A week before, Prescott and Cowboys offense scored 31 points but the defense surrendered 38 points to the Seattle Seahawks. "Not at all," said Prescott, when asked if the passing record mattered to him, per ESPN.
"I'd give all those yards back for a different record. I care about one stat and that's to win, so when we don't do that no other stats matter." The Cowboys offense struggled with turnovers and Prescott underlined easily turning the ball over was unacceptable.
"We just can't do that," Prescott said. "Simple as that. We've got back-to-back possessions, turn the ball over and put our defense in a compromising situation. That's unacceptable. That's not complementary football.
It'll hurt you. You get down in the game and forced to play outside the way we want to play."
Amari Cooper takes the blame for Prescott's interception
Prescott was having a big fourth quarter as he completed 21 of 30 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, before his pass to Cooper was intercepted with 1:36 left to play.
After the game, Cowboys receiver Cooper said he was the one to blame for the turnover. "I overthought the play," Cooper said. "I was supposed to run a quick slant and catch the ball ... It just looked like it wasn't there, so I tried to race to the second window and the ball was thrown.
But that's not what I'm supposed to do. I'm supposed to take one step and look for the ball." Coach Mike McCarthy, who is off to a rough start in his first with the Cowboys, praised Prescott after the game as he believes in their starting quarterback.
"Dak is exactly what you're looking for," McCarthy said. "He's wired the right way in his ability to keep playing through adversity. He never blinks. But obviously, the turnovers, you take a look at why they happen, how they happen.
It's like anything in this game. The negatives are not just one thing or on one person. I thought Dak stood tall and led us back to giving us a chance to be in the game there at the end."