Cowboys Future Looking Bright?
Writer: Zarvea McArthur
First and foremost, Cowboys nation should be relishing that their future just got a lot brighter with the loss of their Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan, who just didn’t seem to get how to run that dynamic offense during some stints of the 2018-2019 season.
Next, we have Dak. Dak Prescott was never a stand-in-the-pocket QB, and he’s shown that he is very capable of running the ball and making plays himself (that 3rd and 14 in the Seattle game is a perfect example). Now that he’s shown that he can run the ball, teams are going to fill up the box and rush to prevent him from using his legs, which opens up the back end of the defense. This gives Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup one-on-one matchups on the outside.
Now to address the elephant in the room. Ezekiel Elliott, leading the league once again in rushing yards this year, will be very dangerous if they get an offensive coordinator who can open up the playbook and add more option plays, thus forcing the defense to pick their poison. With the addition of more option plays and designed QB runs, the play action game will open up. The only downside of this is that Dak has been very loose with the ball, notching 12 fumbles this year, so his ball security is in question. However, it doesn’t change the fact that him alongside Elliott running the ball is a very dangerous combination.