The Dallas Cowboy’s official Twitter account made a post that is generating controversy following the team’s crushing 12-19 defeat in San Francisco in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs on Sunday.
The post includes a caption and a link to Dak Prescott’s postgame interview. The caption read “Dak Prescott gave away the ball twice in the narrow loss to the 49ers, in a matchup the Cowboys had a chance to win if they didn’t again generate self-inflicted wounds.”
That tweet can be seen below.
Critics are calling the tweet ‘insensitive’. Nick Wright appeared on Fox Sports’ “The Herd” to slam the Cowboys for what he claimed was a controversial tweet.
If the critics had listened to Prescott’s interview, which the post linked to, they would know that Prescott himself accepted responsibility for the loss.
Statistically speaking, the 49ers have averaged 26.5 points per game this season. The Cowboys’ defense held them to only 19, a full 7.5 points below their average.
The Cowboys had an average of 27.5 points per game this season, and were just coming off a 31-point performance in Tampa Bay.
The Cowboy defense over-performed, and the offense pathetically under-performed their season average by a whopping 15.5 points.
This tweet is not controversial. It is true.
Not only is the tweet true, but when said in the context of what Prescott conveyed during his postgame interview, it aligns perfectly with the message he himself put out publicly.
Cowboys legend Michael Irvin appeared on ESPN’s First Take to announce that he does not believe that the Cowboys can win with Prescott, and that he is ‘done’ with the quarterback.
See a clip of that below.
There is surely a surplus of drama in Cowboy-land today. Just as any other day, or year, for that matter.