In what was seen as a legacy game, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott came up extremely short against the San Francisco 49ers once again.
His two costly turnovers would set the one in what would ultimately be a 19-12 final score, sending the Cowboys home for another early offseason. They're still looking for their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1995, and they'll once again have to wait until next season. They're also now 0-7 in the Divisional Round since 1995.
And it was Prescott who shouldered the blame for the loss afterward.
"Yeah, just disappointed," Prescott said. "Guys that played their asses off. Defense, who gave us an opportunity to win this game, who played hard against a really, really good offense, a really good team. And for us to only put up the points that we did, that's unacceptable, and it starts with me. I've got to be better. No other way to sugarcoat it."
"The first one, I guess just hitched one too many times to get (Michael Gallup)," Prescott said of his interceptions. "Understandably, hitching three times, thought I was gonna go on a scramble, and the guy just came back to the ball, made a play. I've got to throw that one away or use my feet to get out of the pocket. Then on the second one, nickel [cornerback] squeezed. Yeah, tried to throw it low to CeeDee (Lamb), but he was able to make a play on it. Tip it up in the air and tip it to the Mike (linebacker). Just two throws that I can't have. You can't have in the playoffs. You can't have it when you're trying to beat a team like that."
"You can't have on the road. And yeah, no excuses for that. Those two were 100 percent on me."