And what about that running game?
The second wish needed for Cowboys haters is that this re-tooled offensive line, which is likely to get better this season, as opposed to worse, is unable to open holes for Elliott.
Now we’re talking about something that has to be addressed.
No matter how good you think that Prescott or his first-round-drafted offensive linemen are, nobody can block eight and nine-man defensive fronts in the NFL or anywhere else.
Having said that, do you get the impression that Prescott can’t pass his way out of that type of elementary scheme?
Better hope not, at least if you’re betting on a long season for the Dallas Cowboys.
Here’s reality: From the moment he stepped on the grass at L.A. Coliseum to help welcome the Rams back to southern California last August, Prescott looked well-beyond his age in terms of passing ability. Remember that he was simply trying to solidify his place as the backup quarterback to Tony Romo at that point.
With no Elliott playing in that game, Prescott still went 10-for-12 passing for 139 yards and two touchdown passes.
Fast forward six days to the venue formerly known as Cowboys Stadium. Following a brief cameo by Romo, an already intrigued home crowd witnessed Prescott ignite some preseason fireworks in a 41-14 blowout of the Miami Dolphins. The surging rookie fired for 199 yards on 12-of-15 passing for two more touchdowns in his second exhibition game.
The rest is history, concerning last season.