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Monday, December 11, 2017

Jason Garrett throws Dak Prescott under bus after loss

After the Cowboys’ first loss of the season, head coach Jason Garrett placed the blame squarely the passing game.

The Cowboys hoped to improve to 2-0 on the young season. Instead, they went to Denver and were beaten decidedly by the Broncos 42-17.

Not much went right for Dallas. Ezekiel Elliott had just eight yards rushing on nine carries. While Dak Prescott did throw two touchdown passes, he also had two interceptions, including one that was returned 103 yards by Aqib Talib. The defense allowed Trevor Siemian to throw for three touchdowns in the first half and four overall.

There were more than a few things that could be pointed to as reasons why the Cowboys were not victorious. Garrett took aim at Prescott.

“When they play that style of defense, you have to be able to consistently attack with the passing game,” Garrett said after the game, via the Dallas Morning News. “At different times today, I thought we were able to do that, and at other times we weren’t. We didn’t make the plays, for whatever reason.

“We really needed to have [consistent] success throwing the ball. We were not able to do that.”

It has been noted on several occasions Prescott is cautious with the ball, often preferring to take the safe option over making a risky throw down the field. However, the approach helped Prescott to a stellar rookie season and Pro Bowl nod last year. And, Dallas was 13-3 during the regular season in games he started.

Frustration was obviously high after the loss. With that said, Jason Garrett can still surely expect to be asked to elaborate on his comments throughout the upcoming week.

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