Dak Prescott on receivers: We’re starting to get it

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The makeup of the Cowboys receiving corps has been a talking point around the team all offseason as the team said farewell to Dez Bryan and Brice Butler while bringing in several new players to serve as targets for quarterback Dak Prescott.

Early word from training camp was that the passing game was having a hard time finding itself, but Prescott feels that things have come together with camp in California coming to an end ahead of Saturday’s preseason game.

“We really click,” Prescott said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’re starting to get it. As I said, when we have the changeover that we had and had a lot of new guys come in at receiver and play different positions, especially with a bunch of different guys, each of which has something different to offer to our receiving corps, it’s all been good. We’re starting to click, starting to hit the deep ball a lot more in some of these last practices than we did early on. But we knew that would be part of it, working out the kinks and we’re all getting comfortable with each other. It’s fun to do it.”

Prescott went 3-of-3 for 39 yards and a touchdown to rookie wideout Michael Gallup in Dallas’ preseason opener and figures to get more time against the Bengals this weekend. Another good outing won’t quiet all the concerns about the Cowboys passing attack, but it should cast things in a slightly better light than we’ve seen for most of the offseason.

33 responses to “Dak Prescott on receivers: We’re starting to get it

  1. Don’t worry come the regular season they offense is going to focus on the run as much as possible Dak, so you don’t get exposed.

  2. Ive never seen something so ridiculous as when they blew that golden opportunity a few years ago, #1 seed, 1 n done. B R U H . You Tube fans reaction, its priceless, “fans” jerseys still have fold creases, that bandwagon was FULL

  3. With what five new receivers now Yes that will take time to gel. But WOW does or rookie 3rd round pick Gallup look Great. Im thinking that Beasly Could be traded. I Know that Dak calls him his #1 and go to guy, but All these receivers can play the slot.
    Especially Gallup and Austin. We may want to hold on to Lance Lenoir or even a 3rd qb.

  4. Going to be the most exciting team to watch! Wait, isn’t that the case every season?! Go Cowboys!

    Top 5 Defense. Jaylon is gonna be a BEAST!

  5. In his first two seasons (Dak Prescott), he is sixth in QBR in passes of 20-plus air yards (96.1) and he has nine touchdown passes.

    But he can’t throw deep though.

  6. nhpats says:

    8-8
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    wow, you show tremendous creativity when you post the same thing on every Cowboys thread.

    Worry about your own team who’s defense is like a wet paper bag.

  7. stucats says:
    August 16, 2018 at 11:14 am
    nhpats says:

    8-8
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    wow, you show tremendous creativity when you post the same thing on every Cowboys thread.

    Worry about your own team who’s defense is like a wet paper bag.

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    Nothing creative about it…..just as there is nothing creative about the Cowboys.

    As for my team, I am confident BB will have them competing in the postseason. Can you say the same about Jason Garrett?

  8. “As for my team, I am confident BB will have them competing in the postseason. Can you say the same about Jason Garrett?”

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    NO!!! However, I can say the same thing with our new and awesome assistant coaches, in spite of “Patty-Cake” 🙂

  9. .
    and every previous year this is the time when a story came out how ROMO was even better this year…
    aka almost good enough to make the playoffs… almost. I mean look at his STATS! almost.

  10. nhpats says:
    August 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    stucats says:
    August 16, 2018 at 11:14 am
    nhpats says:

    8-8
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    it must be nice playing in that ju-co style divison which is a cake-walk to make the playoffs every year, compared to the NFC East which is a real competitive division.
    wow, you show tremendous creativity when you post the same thing on every Cowboys thread.

    Worry about your own team who’s defense is like a wet paper bag.

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    Nothing creative about it…..just as there is nothing creative about the Cowboys.

    As for my team, I am confident BB will have them competing in the postseason. Can you say the same about Jason Garrett?

  11. It’s hard to remember that they were actually the dominant NFC team in the regular season a couple years ago. You either win it all or people forget about you.

    Better do something with that cheap quarterback quick before he gets that second contract.

  12. stucats says:
    cue up Ron Jull and the truth in 3….2…..1….
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    As a neutral observer with no dog in this cute little catfight, I’ve observed two things the past couple of months:
    1. Ron Jull and The Truth do indeed seem to get their jollies from trolling your Cowboys;
    2. You’ve been leaving that same preemptive comment A LOT lately — BEFORE either shows up (assuming they’re not both the same guy).
    In other words, you’re doing exactly what the trolls want you to do, which is to overreact and get defensive. That tells me they’ve taken up occupancy in your head while establishing a firm presence under your skin.
    Some friendly advice: They’re winning, and will continue to do so until you learn to ignore them. As long as you play their game, what reason would he/they have to stop? 🙂

  13. Prescott spent practically the entire practice in Oxnard last Sunday, throwing deep passes to receivers on ‘9’ routes, straight go, stop-and-go, slant-and-go, etc. They needed to work on those, because even the coaches admit this receiver-by-committee approach is a “work in progress.” Most of the deep passes thrown in camp thus far have either been too long or too short or dropped, so the need to get on the same page is urgent, because so many of the receivers are new to the team.

    This will be the first time in a long time that Dallas will enter the season without an established No. 1 receiver, a credible downfield threat that defenses had to respect. That doesn’t concern me so much–Bryant had to go, but to not have his replacement on the roster seems risky. Perhaps this committee approach will work, or so let’s hope. However, in this receivers corps, made up of recent acquisitions and rookies, only a few have made big plays in the NFL before, most have not made one yet and some have never even caught a pass before because they haven’t played in the NFL until now.

    What concerns me, as a lifelong Cowboys fan, is that on the coaching staff only HC Garrett, OC Linehan and DC Marinelli are returning. Every assistant and position coach is either new or reassigned. It’s going to take more than a training camp and a couple of preseason games for them to coalesce. And on the roster, only three players–a linebacker, the deep snapper and the kicker–are 30 or over. That’s not a lot of veteran leadership to go with a practically all new coaching staff.

    I’ve spent five decades having my spirit lifted and my heart broken, at the same time in any given game or year, by the Dallas Cowboys. I look at this team this season, and what I see is youth improv. If they can establish a credible passing threat, they might have some success. Establishing a credible running threat is no good without one though, not against teams with seasoned veterans. I’m thinking it’s going to be a long season.

  14. What does this have to do with Jalen Ramsey?
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    I guess the humor went over your head. Ramsey has been flapping nonstop as evident with the other days articles

  15. dregonspengler says:

    As a neutral observer with no dog in this cute little catfight, I’ve observed two things the past couple of months:
    1. Ron Jull and The Truth do indeed seem to get their jollies from trolling your Cowboys;
    2. You’ve been leaving that same preemptive comment A LOT lately — BEFORE either shows up (assuming they’re not both the same guy).
    In other words, you’re doing exactly what the trolls want you to do, which is to overreact and get defensive. That tells me they’ve taken up occupancy in your head while establishing a firm presence under your skin.
    Some friendly advice: They’re winning, and will continue to do so until you learn to ignore them. As long as you play their game, what reason would he/they have to stop? 🙂
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    I appreciate your feedback but there are so many punches you can take without throwing one back yourself. When you are a fan of a certain team and the same turds keep making the same dumb comments it’s hard to not respond, we are all wired differently i guess, some can let it slide and ignore it but some need to respond back.

  16. stucats says:
    I appreciate your feedback but there are so many punches you can take without throwing one back yourself. When you are a fan of a certain team and the same turds keep making the same dumb comments it’s hard to not respond, we are all wired differently i guess, some can let it slide and ignore it but some need to respond back.
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    I totally get your frustration. I hate trolls too, and often wonder how immature someone has to be to do that kind of thing day after day and still get a kick out of it — especially the ones that do nothing but post all day under various assumed names.
    I guess I’d rather just talk football.
    Nevertheless, while ignoring trolls is hard, feeding them just makes things that much more frustrating. The best thing you can do is ignore them and hope they go away (although I admit they probably won’t).
    Good luck, and have a good day.

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