2. Dak Prescott
‘America’s Team’ had a diabolical season in 2020. However, they rebounded in 2021 with an impressive 12-5 regular-season record. This came after the return of QB Dak Prescott from injury. His form was crucial because the previous year fell apart without him. After years of underachieving, the Cowboys finally had hopes of a deep playoff run (via Clutchpoints).
But they fell apart in the NFC Wild Card Round. The Niners led by six points with mere seconds left on the clock. Prescott charged forward with the ball to spike it down but crashed into the official. Time ran out before he could spike the ball. It was a controversial moment but the Cowboys as an entity failed to deliver in the playoffs. Their fans faced yet another year of disappointment.