The Dallas Cowboys have become a punchline for their lack of playoff success in the past 25 years. The team’s starting quarterbacks always get heat on social media, and Dak Prescott is all too familiar with it.
SportsCenter posted a tweet from NFL memes on Instagram that highlighted NFC Championship appearance games since 1997. It showed none for the Dallas Cowboys, and one for Tom Brady, who is in his first season in the conference with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prescott, who missed all but five games this season due to an ankle injury suffered in Week 5 against the New York Giants, made sure to get his word in:
Dak Prescott with an all time comment here ?? pic.twitter.com/gK8OapvCGB
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 18, 2021
The Cowboys were 2-3 in games Prescott started this season, and who knows what could have happened had he stayed in the lineup, as the NFC East was a historically weak division this year.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, there is growing optimism for Prescott as he returns at full-strength next season.
“Based on the work he’s put in, what they think, he’s going to come back better than ever,” Rapoport said Saturday on NFL GameDay Morning.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy noted at his season-ending press conference that Prescott is on course to return within his given injury time frame.
“I’m definitely looking forward to working with Dak full time,” McCarthy said via the team website. “He’s here every day going through rehab. He’s making progress, and just as you’d expect, he’s going after it full speed.
“As far as the timeline, I don’t have the specifics on when he’s going to be doing on-the-field work and dates and things like that. I don’t have that for you. But I do know based on the plan for his surgery and what he’s supposed to be doing and where he is, everything is right on course.”