The Cowboys owner and general manager indicated that the offense, not just the quarterback, has been far from his level in recent weeks.
FRISCO – Since returning from a calf injury, something has been wrong with Dak prescottHowever, there is a division about the quarterback of the Dallas cowboys is in a losing streak.
“I do not want to say that, losing streak, but it’s probably fair, “stated the owner and general manager. Jerry jones this Tuesday at 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “But it is such a multifaceted assessment that I would say our offense is definitely far from where we were playing five or six games ago production wise“.
Head coach Mike McCarthy was asked on Monday if quarterbacks can fall into bad streaks.
“I wouldn’t say a quarterback is having a losing streak. It’s different in football. There are many things to consider, “McCarthy noted.” I don’t think Dak be in a rut. I think that not everything has turned out as we would like, they are things in which we can improve. That is the focus this week. We had the opportunity to see the videos the coaches and the players did this morning. We will continue working. Sometimes it happens like this. “
Prescott missed a game due to a sprained right calf suffered during the winning touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime against the New England Patriots on October 17.
In the six games since his return, Prescott he has thrown eight touchdown passes and six interceptions while throwing for 1,568 yards completing 151 of 239 passes. In his first six games before injury, he had 16 touchdown passes with just four interceptions, throwing for 1,813 yards, completing 158 of 216 passes.
Jones and McCarthy, as well as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, agree that Prescott is healthy.
“Yes, he is healthy,” McCarthy said Monday. “He’s in a bit of pain. He took a few hits in the game, but yeah, he’s healthy.”
Prescott he missed the last 11 games last season with a compound fracture and a dislocated right ankle, but returned to the practice field during team-organized activities and minicamp, despite not having medical clearance. He was cleared for training camp before sustaining an injury that sidelined him from 10 practices and all preseason games.
Jones told The Fan that he believes Prescott trust your body.
“I think he is being smart in many cases, in relation to how he extends the plays, whether he runs with the ball or not,” he said. Jones.
The Cowboys had their bye week after the game against New England and Prescott He did not practice for about two weeks before returning Nov. 7 against the Denver Broncos. In the last six games, the offense of the Cowboys has scored 13 touchdowns, compared to 22 touchdowns in the first six starts of Prescott.
“He wasted a lot of time in training camp, he was wasted a lot at the beginning with that calf injury and some will say, ‘Well, his mechanics are a little off. His feet and his movements are not where they should be,” he said. Jones to The Fan. “I hear all of that and, by the way, that has been discussed, but does it have merit? I don’t think so. I just think that, as it has done throughout his career, that it will come, it will solve it. That is the key here. He will work on it, he will study, he will take it to practice field and replay. It is as good or better than anyone he has ever seen. So he will go over it mentally and physically. “
Moore indicated that offensive problems are the responsibility of the entire group. The running game is down a lot because of the knee injury Ezekiel Elliott suffered in October. Backup Tony Pollard did not play Washington with a foot injury. Left tackle Tyron Smith will not play this week against the New York Giants with an ankle injury and it will be the fourth game he has missed of the season.
“losing streak, I don’t know if I like the description of the bad streaks. I think sometimes you have better games than others, “said Moore.” I think Dak he’s still doing a great job. We have to play better like the whole group on offense. I have to call the plays better first. I feel like we have a great opportunity ahead of us. “