Cowboys' own Twitter account roasts Dak Prescott after loss to 49ers originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The team's official Twitter account tweeted a harsh -- albeit accurate -- assessment of Prescott's performance after the Cowboys' 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC divisional round on Sunday.
The Cowboy-on-Cowboy crime took place shortly after Prescott threw two costly interceptions that contributed to Dallas being eliminated by the 49ers for the second consecutive season.
"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," the tweet read. It included a photo of a dejected Prescott and a link to a story with the headline "Dak on Loss to 49ers: Unacceptable, 100% On Me."
To be fair, it seems the tweet simply included the wording from the story's excerpt.
But many viewed it as friendly fire from a brand account that placed blame on Prescott.
Prescott, who led the NFL in interceptions with 15 despite playing in just 12 games, completed 23 of 37 passes for 206 yards with one touchdown against the 49ers. Both of his interceptions came in the first half, one of which was in the red zone, and each led to a field goal for the 49ers.
"Those are throws you can't have, not in the playoffs," Prescott told reporters after the game. "Not when you're playing a team like that [and] on the road. No excuses for it. Those are 100 percent on me."
Many on Twitter took shots at the Cowboys after the loss, particularly for their disastrous final play. Prescott also got his fair share of criticism. But things got weird when the Cowboys' social media team seemed to join in on the act by appearing to pin the loss on their quarterback.
Some found the tweet hilarious, others defended Prescott and questioned how the tweet was still up.
The Cowboys lost their seventh straight divisional round game, having failed to reach the NFC Championship game since they last won the Super Bowl during the 1995 season.
"Defense gave us an opportunity to win this game," Prescott told reporters. "They played hard against a really, really good offense, a really good team. For us to only put up the points that we did, that’s unacceptable. It starts with me. I’ve got to be better. There’s no other way to sugarcoat it.”