This is the view of three-time Cowboys Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson.
The Cowboys will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Texas on Saturday and Dallas will hope home field advantage will give them an extra advantage and they might just need it if Woodson’s assessment of Prescott is true.
Both teams finished the season with a 10-6 record but Woodson has his doubts about Prescott’s ability to put the football in the tight spots.
“I’m not sure if they ask Dak to do it, he can because those windows are going to be tight,” Woodson said.
“Seattle can really cover on the outside. The pass he made against the Giants to win that game, I don’t see that coming against the Seahawks.
“Can he consistently throw it in tight windows? Because right now there is nothing consistent about his game.
“If you’re looking at him as an elite passer, he’s not there yet, and I don’t know if he will ever get there.
“He’s going to have to prove it to me.”
The 25-year-old quarterback is a dual threat to NFL defences.
Prescott threw for 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions in the regular season.
And on the ground Prescott had more rushing attempts this season, than in his two previous years, but averaged his lowest career yards-per-carry, at 4.1 per attempt.
Prescott finished the season with 305 rushing yards and notched up six touchdowns with his legs.
Woodson, who retired in 2004 after playing his entire career as a Cowboys safety, believes the Seahawks will make Prescott beat them through the air.
“If I’m Seattle I make him beat them with his arm,” Woodson said.
“It’s,‘We’ll take the chance with you being accurate with the ball,’ and that’s how you play Dak.”
Dallas started their season poorly but rallied in their push for a playoff spot, which saw them win seven out of their last eight games and clinch the NFC East title.
But Prescott admits it’s fair to judge the team on what they do in the playoffs.
“I think it’s everything,” Prescott said.
“I don’t pay attention to any stat but wins and losses.
“So, you say that a quarterback’s success depends on what they do in the playoffs – yeah, that’s where the checks get written and they make their money, to be honest.”