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Jimmy Johnson reveals how he would adjust Cowboys offense after Dak Prescott injury


The Dallas Cowboys held their breath after franchise star Dak Prescott suffered a horrific leg injury. The 27-year old has already undergone surgery to repair his compound fractured and dislocated right ankle. With Dak out for the for the remainder of the season, the Cowboys offense would need some major adjustments.

Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson appeared on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and gave his two cents on how Dallas could move on from life without Prescott. The two-time SuperBowl champion coach suggested that the Cowboys needed adjustment even when Dak was healthy and added that their defense had been struggling all season long.

Likewise, he also believes Andy Dalton, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys in the offseason, will be able to make an impact.

Via Jon Machota of The Athletic:

“I think you adjust it a little bit,” Johnson said on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” “But I felt like they needed to adjust it even when Dak was in there. They needed to do some things to protect that defense. That defense is really struggling. They went from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and half the players really don’t know what they’re doing. So how you protect the defense is you eliminate the negative plays and you increase your time of possession by running the football with Ezekiel Elliott. I think Dalton will be a perfect fit. In fact, he will help that defense. As long as he manages the game, and utilizes that supporting cast, I think they shouldn’t miss a beat.

“Plus, they’re in the NFC East. If you were the quarterback for the Cowboys, you’d win the NFC East. So I think they’re in good shape.”

All of these are obviously easier said than done. It’s never easy to lose your best player. Nonetheless, Johnson believes the Cowboys should be just fine, as long as they make the necessary adjustments.