Cowboys’ Dak Prescott after shutout loss: 'We never gave ourselves a chance'

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The Cowboys came crashing back to Earth Sunday when their five-game winning streak was snapped with a 23-0 loss to the Colts.

Dallas had several sustained drives throughout the game, but came up empty on every one.

“We never gave ourselves a chance,” Prescott told reporters. “We’ve just got to find a way to get in the end zone. And when you don’t, you give a team like that momentum.”

Dallas finished with 292 yards of total offense, but the only number that resonates for the Cowboys is the “0” on their side of the scoreboard.

“A competitor never wants to get shut out,” Prescott said. “The shutout definitely hurts. The shutout pisses you off, especially when you’re down there early in the red zone and you have opportunities to score and you don’t.”

Sunday was the first time the Cowboys had been held scoreless since 2003 when they were shut out twice.

Now 8-6, Dallas leads the NFC East by one game over the Eagles and Redskins with a home game against the Buccaneers in Week 16.