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Dak Prescott on Dez Bryant: We’ll make that connection

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has a pass attempt broken up by New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) AP

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is looking forward to the chance to play against Josh Norman this weekend and he’s likely looking forward to having a bigger impact on this game than he did against the Giants last Sunday.

Bryant caught a pass for eight yards on the first throw of the game, but didn’t have another catch in the 20-19 loss. The closest he came was a ball in the end zone that Bryant was initially ruled to have caught for a touchdown before replays showed he didn’t control the ball all the way to the ground. He was targeted five times overall, less than tight end Jason Witten and wide receiver Cole Beasley, but quarterback Dak Prescott said Wednesday that there shouldn’t be any panic about Bryant’s role in the offense.

“We’ll make that connection,” Prescott said. “I’ll put the ball in a better place. He’ll make those catches. … We’ll get better. It’s no big deal. Nobody is panicking. We all know we’re headed in the right direction.”

Prescott added that the team isn’t going to force the ball to Bryant for the sake of getting him touches, which is a wise approach to employ with any quarterback but especially a rookie making his second start. That said, they do need to balance that with finding ways to get Bryant open as the best target on a given play because getting your best players the ball is a pretty good formula to winding up on the right side of the final score.

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14 Responses to “Dak Prescott on Dez Bryant: We’ll make that connection”
  1. metalman5150 says: Sep 14, 2016 4:59 PM

    five targets out of 45 passes.

    no one believes you, Dak.

  2. shaggytoodle says: Sep 14, 2016 5:00 PM

    You could try but Dez would drop it.

    I just hope Dez mellows out and doesn’t mess with a young QBs mentality in taking whayt the defense gives him, instead of making sure selfish WR gets their catches.

  3. weepingjebus says: Sep 14, 2016 5:06 PM

    The Cowboys website has the most amazing picture of Dak up on the left side right now. I honestly don’t know how to describe it, but its take must be told.

  4. kpunmusic says: Sep 14, 2016 5:07 PM

    Actually I think we all believe “in” him. And Dez as well.

  5. ajames35 says: Sep 14, 2016 5:08 PM

    Any time you get the chance to pepper Cole Beasley with 12 targets and Dez just 5, you’ve GOT to do that.

  6. The Truth says: Sep 14, 2016 5:19 PM

    Like Miles Austin, Patrick Crayton, Laurent Robinson and Jason Witten Romo made those guys. Bryant not even a top 10 receiver without Romo.

  7. daysend564 says: Sep 14, 2016 5:20 PM

    I watched two interceptions counted (and reviewed) on Monday night that were far more egregious drops than what Dez had in the endzone.

  8. txrawdog says: Sep 14, 2016 5:26 PM

    Its our lame ’06 Offense where we line up and take what the defense gives us as opposed to moving Dez all around the field and putting him in motion and finding him creative ways to get the ball…It’s the gameplans fault not Dez or Daks

  9. sportoficionado says: Sep 14, 2016 6:02 PM

    do people even watch the games? or just have no clue what transpires throughout a game? intermediate to long routes take time to develop, giants were bringing a lot of heat not allowing Dak enough time to wait for those opportunities and making quick decisions with what was in front of him–now if you want to ask me why Dez isn’t running those shorter routes in those situations then i would tell you that you are on a better path to the answer.

  10. Ron Jull says: Sep 14, 2016 6:31 PM

    Dez cant hold on to the ball, why throw it to him?

  11. wrossi81 says: Sep 14, 2016 6:57 PM

    That might require Prescott to throw to reads beyond 10 yards, so I don’t expect Bryant to even get many to drop.

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 14, 2016 7:02 PM

    If they’re watching any Redskins film at all, they can see there’s no reason to throw at all. Just run every down because the Redskins are unable to stop anyone on the ground.
    Signed,
    A lifelong Redskins fan

  13. wedemboyztripled says: Sep 14, 2016 7:19 PM

    He’s the best receiving threat on the team, the coaches have to do a better job of getting him the ball. What I saw from Sunday was a qb doing what he was instructed to do. He’s a rookie, rookies have mistakes. The coaches need to loosen that leash a little more so he can develop. Also, they need to call plays designed to get 88 the ball. Getting the ball to your best receiver opens up the field for all kinds of offensive calls.

  14. emmitt22bates40 says: Sep 14, 2016 8:23 PM

    Dez may need to move inside on some plays. Dak doesn’t seem comfortable looking outside the hash marks for now.

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