If the Denver Broncos fail to intercept one of Dak Prescott’s first two passes on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will make NFL history.
In his regular season career, Prescott has attempted 498 passes with only four interceptions. If he gets to 500 attempts with five or fewer picks, he’ll be in a group by himself.
Dak Prescott has 4 INTs in 498 career attempts.
— Randall Liu (@RLiuCBS) September 11, 2017
For Prescott the record was never his goal. Rather, being in position to break that record is a product of achieving his goal.
“To me, it’s just numbers,” Prescott said, via Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk. “The milestone doesn’t mean anything. As I said, my main focus is taking care of the ball, keeping the ball in our team’s hands. Whatever the stat is really doesn’t mean anything. You’ve just got to go out there and take care of the ball week in and week out.”
Prescott has certainly done a good job at protecting the ball. As Todd Archer of ESPN noted, “In his past 30 regular-season games in college and the NFL, Prescott has thrown nine interceptions in 975 attempts.”
Opposing defenders should take note of that. If any of them happen to intercept Prescott, they should consider saving the ball. It just doesn’t happen very often.