Sal Monella

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has few concerns about Dak Prescott successfully recovering from his ankle injury. He does, however, have some questions about how the quarterback is used by the coaching staff.

Jones warned Tuesday that he wants to see Dallas coaches put less of an emphasis on Prescott running the ball once the quarterback returns, arguing that leaning on it too much makes Prescott “vulnerable.”

“What it does remind me of though is you cannot figure in as part of your offense is that you really are vulnerable when you put a running game in that really utilizes a lot the running game with the quarterback,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “This game, you’re going to get hurt.”

Prescott has averaged 3.8 rushing attempts per game in his NFL career, and was just about on that pace in 2020. It’s not a lot, and it makes sense to use his mobility to the team’s advantage. Jones has a point about making sure the franchise quarterback is protected as much as possible, though.

It’s clear that the Cowboys do intend to keep Prescott long term despite the timing of his injury just ahead of possible free agency. Jones already musing about how he should be used going forward makes that even clearer.
 

Dodger12

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“What it does remind me of though is you cannot figure in as part of your offense is that you really are vulnerable when you put a running game in that really utilizes a lot the running game with the quarterback,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “This game, you’re going to get hurt.”
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Some folks around here won't like this.......
In that word salad of Jerry's contain the key words "a lot."

We haven't used qb runs "a lot."

He's a fucking idiot, a kneejerk moron. Doesn't understand it's 2020 not 1985. Doesn't understand making a mobile qb who can run, one-dimensional actually increases his odds of getting hurt.

Doesn't understand that element of the game is here to stay in the modern era and is NOT the injury threat it once was.

Doesn't understand the freak nature of Dak's injury could just as easily have happened in the pocket during a sack.

3.8 carries per game, average - which includes scrambles not just planned runs - is NOT "a lot" of running.

He's stupid. As we all already knew. And he needs to keep his butt sniffer out of these types of issues.
 
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