4 Play-calling strategies to create Dak-Friendly offense for Cowboys
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By Allan Uy

Since early in the offseason, key members of the Dallas Cowboys have either alluded to or explicitly stated the team’s intention to play even more toward Dak Prescott’s strengths in 2018. At the NFL Combine this past week, Jerry Jones explained “it’s an offense that lets him be unpredictable” and that “some of the college stuff needs to be thought about here. That’s a big part of the conversation that’s going on.”

A month earlier, during Super Bowl weekend, Prescott detailed, “If you watch a little bit of maybe what the Panthers are doing or what the Chiefs did, just the RPO’s, the run-pass options, just allowing me to use my feet…Allow me to go out there and be more comfortable in everything I’m doing.”

This is what the team means by “Dak-friendly”, but what exactly does “Dak-friendly” look like?

Here are four plays that will see an increase in usage or could make their way onto the field for the Cowboys for the first time in 2018.

As a junior facing Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2014, one of the concepts Mississippi State repeatedly utilized for Prescott was an RPO Bubble Screen from an empty...



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