The Dallas Cowboys and their fans went through a bitter sweet season last year.
They won the NFC East last season, the sweetest part of their year.
However, the bitter part came in the first round play-off rate against the San Francisco 49ers.
For Postal Prescott and the Cowboys, what many thought was an easy victory turned out to be a nightmare for them.
A bad call from Mike McCarthy will end the playoff game without stopping the Dallas game.
Even with that game under head coach, the pressure on Prescott is now to prove that he can carry the franchise in 2022.
Prescott’s poor record in the playoff games put pressure on him
Although the young Dallas star has shown glimpses of greatness, he does not seem to be able to accomplish this in the NFL playoffs.
His 1-3 play-off record is not something that any team wants when trying to turn into a Super Bowl.
1-3 career record playoffs. 4-year, $ 160 million contract extension. Dak Prescott is overrated or, to a lesser extent, overpaid. Fight me
– Scott Traxel (@ ScottTraxel) January 17, 2022
It makes some people believe that he has overrated because of the loss when his team needs him the most.
However, three playoffs in six seasons is not a bad statistic.
But that doesn’t stop people from testing their game in the NFL playoffs.
People just look at his record and think he can’t win in times of need.
But is it true or just Maya?
Playoff statistics show a mixed bag of results
Prescott’s first playoff appearance saw him pass for 302 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Postal Prescott vs. GB
24/38 302 passing yard
103.2 Passer rate
Aaron Rogers vs. DAL
28/43 355 passing yard
96.6 pass rate https://t.co/M4o3DI4N0B
– Andre ‘Jackson (heretherealdre_jack) March 11, 2020
The Cowboys lost that game 34-31 to the Green Bay Packers.
Prescott made a mistake in that game and the Dallas defense allowed 34 points, it’s not up to him.
His second playoff run saw him win his first game against the Seattle Seahawks and lose the following week against the Los Angeles Rams.
In the rate, he threw for a touchdown and allowed the Dallas defense 30 points without interruption.
However, his last play-off appearance was desired for Dallas and their fans.
He had a touchdown, but once pushed and threw an obstacle.
So while not every defeat in the playoffs is on his shoulders, there are fans who will force it on him.
But one last comparison is something that Prescut doesn’t need to hear.
Is he like Tony Romeo and not like Troy Aikman?
Troy Aikman sets the bar for the Dallas quarterback.
His three Super Bowl wins put him in the Cowboys record book as their best quarterback.
However, Prescott was compared to other Dallas quarterbacks who failed to win critical playoff games.
That quarterback Tony Romeo.
Romo is one of those Dallas quarterback fans who loves or hates.
The same is happening in the case of Prescut.
Both were 1-3 in the playoffs after the sixth season.
However, Romo once again ended his career by making it to the NFL Playoffs.
In his last playoff season, he went 1-1 during the NFL playoffs.
If Prescott wants to prove he can carry a franchise, he will have to elevate Romo’s career record as a cowboy.
However, if he does not, he will forever be remembered as a quarterback who failed to take the Dallas franchise to the Super Bowl.