Dak Prescott getting used to hearing Mike McCarthy in his ear

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For the first time since 2018, Dak Prescott will have someone else in his ear on game day. Kellen Moore now is the offensive coordinator of the Chargers, leaving the Cowboys offense in the hands of head coach Mike McCarthy.

McCarthy last called plays in 2018 in his final season as the Packers head coach.

Prescott admitted Thursday that “it’s different” hearing McCarthy’s voice instead of Moore’s.

“You hear that accent a little bit more when he’s calling these plays,” Prescott said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He called one out there today and I looked back and I go, ‘Was it the right one?’ Yeah, it was. It’s just that his accent was tough to hear.

“No, it’s been fun being able to work with him in that light, every day hands on. It’s exciting. It’s refreshing. I know he’s enjoying it, getting back into football, head first into the film and what we’re doing. It’s exciting, for sure.”

The quarterback and head coach have seen their relationship grow with as much time as they have spent together in an attempt to get on the same page as quickly as possible. Prescott’s goal is for the communication they are doing now to result in less communication on game day.

When the season starts, Prescott wants McCarthy to leave him alone once the play is called.

“As we broke practice [today], he said, ‘Go look at everything we put in and make sure we’re running the things you like and the things we’re good at. If it’s something you’re a little iffy about, let’s get it out. Let’s master what we’re great at,’” Prescott said. “Just having that clear communication, being able to work with him day in and day out, it’s new. It’s refreshing. It’s fun for both of us.”

21 responses to “Dak Prescott getting used to hearing Mike McCarthy in his ear

  1. It’s gonna be more of it because he’s not going to change & keeps making bonehead decisions year after year.

  2. Kind of sounds like Prescott is gritting his teeth when he talks about McCarthy.

  3. This offense was 4th best at 27.5 points/game last year. Getting rid of Kellen was stupid. They will take a huge step back.

  4. I recall that when Dan Quinn decided to call his own plays on defense for Atlanta it was the beginning of the end. With both Quinn and McCarthy calling plays in Dallas, and Jerry Jones with his hand in the cookie jar in some way or the other, what could possibly go wrong?

  5. McCarthy is not known for great innovative play calling. He’s no Reid, McVay or Shanahan. He’s mediocre and a poor game manager. Didn’t they hire someone to help him. Can he keep up the additional responsibilities of play calling?

  6. Raiders were smart to acknowledge Carr wasn’t elite and moved off that salary.

    Dallas isn’t smart enough to realize Dak is the same.

  7. Based on his approval of lining Zeke up at C and spreading everyone else out he should’ve been fired. How did that get through all of the meetings without someone telling him and Kellen that Zeke would instantly get blown up?

  8. When a coach has to stay in the ear of a veteran QB there be issues captain 😀

  9. I think by the end of the season the Cowboys are going to wish Kellen Moore never left.

  10. Dak doesn’t need to hear McCarthy’s voice in his head to keep throwing into triple coverage.

  11. Is he gearing used to hearing the mouth breathing in his ear?

  12. [**Spoiler alert**] Everyone knows how this is going to end;

    – Packers, 2018

  13. Never should have let Moore go. Big Mike has always been super vanilla w/playcalling.This should be the end of Mcarthy at the end of the season but Jerrah has a typical long leash. We shall see.

  14. Dak Regrescott is used to hearing …Interception, interception, interception.

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