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Former star running back blames Dak Prescott for Cowboys' loss to Cardinals: Dallas doesn't trust him

Dak Prescott believes the media "got what it wanted" after the Cowboys' upset loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Dallas quarterback has been a magnet for criticism since the 28-16 defeat at State Farm Stadium -- most recently, from former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.

While discussing Prescott and the Cowboys on "Speak," McCoy wondered why the Dallas offense operated so conservatively in the desert -- and the former All-Pro back believes he has the answer.

"They don't have a rookie quarterback. They don't trust Dak Prescott," McCoy told his co-hosts. "If you're gonna pay a QB $160 something million dollars and you don't trust him to throw the ball without making turnovers, you can't win like that."

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Prescott did not have the best game of his career in Glendale, completing 25 of his 40 passes for 249 yards. But the backbreaking red zone interception to linebacker Kyzir White has been regarded as the defining play of the game from the Cowboys' perspective -- and a continuation of their struggles inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Through three games, Dallas has scored a touchdown on 40 percent of its red-zone possessions -- the sixth-worst mark in the NFL. The Cowboys were the league's top red-zone offense in 2022, and yet, they were stonewalled by the Arizona defense at a crucial moment in Week 3.

Prescott understands that the Cowboys need to improve between the 20s -- and their next chance to do so is against the New England Patriots in Week 4.

"It sucks, it's humbling, but to say it's a wake-up call, we knew we had a lot of adversity and we just didn't get it done," Prescott said. "It just goes back to myself, the offense, in the red zone."

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A chance for Lance?

The Cowboys make headlines every week, if not every day -- such is the nature of events in Jerryworld. But eyebrows were raised when Dallas pulled the trigger on a trade for Trey Lance last month, with the former #3 overall pick regarded by some as a post-Prescott contingency plan.

Prescott can hit free agency in 2025, and the 23-year-old Lance is still on his rookie contract. One game against the Cardinals won't alter the plans for the Cowboys as a franchise -- but continued stumbles in key moments of the NFL season could eventually prompt a dramatic shift under center, even if it's not imminent.

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