Dak Prescott must take Troy Aikman’s criticism to heart
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By Steven Mullenax

Most of the time, it’s advisable for players like Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to ignore media criticism. But he should absolutely listen to Troy Aikman.

This offseason, there was a real emphasis by the Dallas Cowboys to make their offense more friendly for quarterback Dak Prescott. Those moves include the release for struggling number one wide receiver Dez Bryant, the additions of wideouts like Allen Hurns and rookie Michael Gallup, and the use of a second round pick on another offensive lineman, starting left guard Connor Williams.

Yet, through the first five games of the young season, the Cowboys sit at 2-3 and their passing game is among the worst in the league. Dallas currently ranks 29th in passing, averaging just 172 yards through the air per contest.

As for Prescott, entering his third year as the starter, there is an expectation of improved play. The former fourth round selection set the bar high his first season, earning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year while leading the Cowboys to the playoffs behind a 13-3 record and dethroning longtime starting quarterback Tony Romo in the...

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