FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott knows exactly what contributed to "probably my most sloppy game I feel like I've played this season early." He spent Wednesday's practice trying to correct it.
"I know for one, it was my feet and a couple bad decisions with the ball that were a little careless," he said, referring his slow start in the Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles. "Definitely clean those up and get my feet in the ground and make smarter decisions."
Prescott has his feet on the ground when it comes to constant public speculation about the Cowboys' quarterback situation, though – the rookie leading the team to a 6-1 start while longtime starter Tony Romo gets closer to a return from his August back injury – and what the decision might eventually be.
"It never goes through my head of, 'I've got to do this or that or this is going to happen,'" Prescott said. "It really doesn't matter to me. They'll make that decision regardless of how my play is if they want to make that.
"So I just go in and worry about these teammates, these guys that believe in me and that I believe in and just try to have a great day every day."
For Prescott, Wednesday meant focusing on better footwork. His mechanics slipped a little last Sunday in the face of the Eagles' pressure – "I wasn't driving off my back foot like I need to," he said – and the result was a 41.1-percent pass completion percentage in regulation, along with his second career interception.
Overtime went much better. He completed 5-of-5 passes for 58 yards and the winning touchdown to tight end Jason Witten.
"The most impressive thing about Dak in every experience I've had with him is just his poise and composure," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He doesn't seem to be affected by success or adversity very much. It's a really good trait in life, it's a really good trait for football players, particularly for quarterbacks, and I thought he demonstrated that the other night.
"Whatever the situation is, if things are going really well, he's focused on what he needs to do to succeed in this particular situation. Similarly, in handling the adversities, I think he's done the same thing. That's what I've seen from him. That's how he is every day when he comes in here."
The Cowboys will need Prescott's efficient play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns if they hope to extend their winning streak to seven games.