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The Dallas Cowboys fell short of the NFL Playoffs in 2017 and, given the team’s performance in 2016, that feels like a major disappointment. With that said, the Cowboys did finish with four wins in the final five weeks of the season (including a brutal 6-0 victory in Week 17) and that seems to have left a relatively positive taste in the mouth of starting quarterback Dak Prescott.

Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News brings word from Prescott, who reflected on the season at the conclusion and called it “a growing year” for himself and the team.

“There were ups and downs. I think I played some of my best ball of my career this year and obviously some of my worst ball of my career this year. You can call it what you want… I’m going to call it a growing year.”

Prescott actually regressed statistically, throwing for more than 300 fewer yards and uncorking 13 interceptions after just four in his rookie season. Of course, some of that slippage could have come as a result of Ezekiel Elliott’s extended absence but, from the outside looking in, it certainly appeared as if Prescott experienced something of a sophomore slump.

The Cowboys remain quite talented and the future is bright with their backfield duo but 2017 was a disappointment… even if the team was “growing” as a result.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott calls uneven season a “growing year” Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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