When Dak Prescott is on the field, the Dallas Cowboys have a chance to win any game they play. As we saw when he gets injured, the team becomes a shell of themselves and one of the worst in the league.
During this offseason, the team made key controversial decisions when they traded WR Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and lost WRs Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner in free agency. Dallas did manage to keep veteran receiver Noah Brown for another season and re-signed WR Michael Gallup to a long-term deal.
On Monday, Cowboys insider Todd Archer reported that the team is planning for Prescott to be able to elevate the play of his wide receivers because Jerry Jones has no intentions of making a move for a wide receiver and will instead rely on Prescott.
“He can do that. I especially think he can do it with what we’re trying to do with [running back Tony] Pollard or what we’re trying to do with [tight end Dalton] Schultz,” Jones said. “You know Dak’s going to take it to the right guy. … Dak’s going to go as good as anybody there is out here throwing the ball at what the defense gives you.”
Cowboys fans hate everything about this move.
Basically, Jerry Jones is banking on dak Prescott to do more with much less. Prescott sees this season’s receiver group as “very, very different” than 2018’s.
“We’ve got a guy that, in CeeDee, to start the camp off that we didn’t have like that year. That’s a big difference there just to begin,” Prescott said. “As well as my growth and my maturity as a quarterback and just this whole game, as well as elevating these other guys. …
“Tight ends that can bring these other guys up with me as well — and it’s not necessarily just on me. That’s also where our passing game is going to evolve. We got a guy like [Pollard] that can get out there as well, so yeah, we’ll be fine.”
CeeDee Lamb is now the team’s undisputed No. 1 receiver, both in title and production. As Jerry Jones earlier this offseason, he also wants the ball fed to Ezekiel Elliott as well. There may be a reason behind that because the 2022 season is likely his last one with the team.
It’s going to be a long year for Dallas Cowboys fans.
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