Cowboys QB Dak Prescott doesn’t believe teams need a No. 1 WR
Earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys underwent some major changes to the roster at the wide receiver position, parting ways with former Pro Bowler Dez Bryant after eight seasons. The team added more talent to the spot through free agency and this year’s draft.
There is no clarity in terms of how the Cowboys will go about finding their next No.1 receiving option. With that in mind, quarterback Dak Prescott voiced that he doesn’t believe Dallas needs to have a true top wide receiver in the offense next season, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.
“I don’t know if any team in the league necessarily needs a No. 1 receiver,” Prescott said. “It’s about getting the ball out, spreading the ball around, keeping the defense on its toes.”
Prescott is confident in the current crop of receivers that the Cowboys boast, but the task of filling the massive void that Bryant leaves in the offense will be a daunting challenge. It also becomes more difficult with Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten’s retirement after 15 seasons in the league.
This has opened up an opportunity for other wideouts to grasp ahold of that primary role in the passing game next season. Offseason addition Allen Hurns should have a major role in the offseason, and rookie Michael Gallup has already voiced confidence that he can eventually fulfill that top role.
The Cowboys may wind up taking a more spread out approach in the passing game next season while continuing to lean heavily upon star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott has proven in his brief NFL career that he can fully handle that major role while pushing Dallas to immense success.