Dak Prescott’s shocking role change for 2022 season revealed
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the biggest sports brands in the world. They used to win a lot, winning the title of “America’s team”. But in recent years, the team has really struggled to find success. They have just three playoff wins in the past 25 years.
Last season, Dallas again had one of the best offenses in the NFL. Yet they still lost at home in the wild card round to the San Francisco 49ers. There’s a particular element to their offense that Cowboys fans haven’t seen in a while; Dak Prescott directs the football.
Prescott was recovering from an ankle injury that cost him most of his 2020 season. It hampered his ability to play with his legs. Well, according to Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy, he’s fully recovered and thinks fans will see a lot more of Prescott leading the game this season. NBC Sports writer Michael David Smith captured his thoughts.
(ICYMI) Mike McCarthy predicts Dak Prescott will run more in Cowboys offense after limitations in 2021https://t.co/JSJ82qVmHg pic.twitter.com/Nbkbn60Ga4
— Around the NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 15, 2022
McCarthy said he plans to install more tracks designed into the Cowboys playbook this year.
In the first four years of Prescott’s career, he rushed for between 277 and 357 yards each year. However, last year he only rushed 18 times for 146 yards. When he’s able to use his size and athleticism as a runner, it opens up the offense.
Things could already be a little more difficult this year with the personnel changes. Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper is now with the Cleveland Browns. Cedrick Wilson is with the Miami Dolphins. Michael Gallup has just suffered a season-ending injury and there is no guarantee that he will be the same player.
So if the Cowboys QB can help the offense in other ways, it could make a big difference this year.