Cowboys HC Jason Garrett does not mind Dak Prescott running in preseason
The Dallas Cowboys may have lost their preseason opener versus the San Francisco 49ers, however, they were pleased with what they saw from quarterback Dak Prescott. Regardless, fans still had to hold their breath when Prescott decided to tuck the ball and run for a 12-yard gain.
This raised questions as to whether or not it was part of the game plan in the preseason. According to David Moore of SportsDay, head coach Jason Garrett has not placed on restrictions on Prescott’s style of play thus far:
“No, we don’t tell him that,” Garrett said. “We tell him to go play.”
Some may feel a bit concerned with Garrett’s comments. However, it is likely indicative of the kind of trust he has in Prescott to make the right decision. After all, it is something that he will need to get accustomed to as time goes on given his versatile skill set as both a runner and a passer.
The Cowboys’ star was flawless in his drive versus San Francisco after completing all three of his passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. One can assume that it was Prescott’s 12-yard scramble that helped lead to the 30-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Gallup just a few plays later. That said, it is easy to see why Garrett does not want to place any mental restrictions on him despite the situation.
Regardless, the main goal of the preseason is to make it out healthy. It is safe to assume that Garrett will not be encouraging Prescott to run unless absolutely necessary.