DALLAS – Dak Prescott will increase his workload this week and throw more and longer passes, said Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who did not specify how deep or how strong those passes will be.
Prescott threw more than 50 passes last Saturday, before the Cowboys warm up for the game against the Houston Texans and owner Jerry Jones said that if that night had been the opening game of the regular season, his quarterback would have played.
McCarthy also announced that starting this Tuesday, when training begins for the last preseason game, on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cooper Rush will be the quarterback to polish with the starting offense.
Rush had his best preseason game in a long time in the loss to the Texans completing 10 of 12 passes, including two for touchdowns, for a rating of 139.9.
Garrett Gilbert had been the quarterback in most reps with the starting offense since Prescott stopped training on July 28, when he began to feel discomfort in his right shoulder, but against Houston he was only in the first two offensive series that were. canceled by the Texans defense and in which Gilbert only completed three of five passes for 33 yards and a rating of 77.7.
“There is always competition here. Every day you go out to compete. That’s what training camp and preseason are all about, “said Gilbert,” Especially in this position, so I’m happy to have four chances this year instead of three, thanks to the fact that we played an extra game over the rest of the team. teams, so I’m looking forward to next week. “
Ben DiNucci played the entire second half of the game against the Texans and moved on his attack, but three series ended in an interception.
“I’m tired of giving the ball away. You can’t win that way. You have to watch the damn ball, ”McCarthy finished.