Moon: Dak Can't Carry A Team, Needs New System

Dak Prescott isn't Drew Brees, but the Cowboys aren't maximizing his ability, Warren Moon says

Reiter Than You
November 09, 2018 - 8:04 am

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After going 13-3 during Dak Prescott’s rookie season in 2016, the Dallas Cowboys are 12-12. Prescott threw for 23 touchdowns and four interceptions as a rookie but has 32 touchdowns to 18 interceptions in the 24 games since. 

In other words, the efficiency has gone down, and the turnovers have gone up.

Is Dak a franchise quarterback?

“I think Dak is a solid quarterback,” Hall of Famer Warren Moon said on Reiter Than You. “I don’t think he’s a guy that’s going to carry your football team like a Drew Brees or somebody like that where, if he had to throw it 35, 40 times a game, he could do that. With the weapons he has right now, he definitely couldn’t do it. But even if he had more weapons, he’s just not that type of quarterback.”

The Cowboys traded a first-round pick for Amari Cooper, who had five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in his Dallas debut Monday. While adding Cooper helps, Prescott needs a new offensive system.

“I think you’ve got to get a different type of offensive philosophy around him and do things that he had success with when he was at Mississippi State,” Moon said. “A little bit more RPOs with him, a little bit more where you use his legs a little bit more and get him on the outside and really utilize that running game. I think Dallas needs to really look at what they’re doing offensively and see if they’re really doing what takes advantage of what Dak’s abilities are, if they’re going to got forward with him as their quarterback. Otherwise, they’re going to keep being just what they are – about a .500 team – and they’re going to have to pay him a lot of money to be that.”