Will Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys run over the Seattle Seahawks?
In Week Two, the Dallas Cowboys allowed Dak Prescott the chance to run. Will it continue or will they get conservative again in Seattle?
Last week, the Dallas Cowboys unleashed quarterback Dak Prescott’s’ legs on the New York Giants and it worked. Prescott only rushed seven times for 45 yards, but the threat of him using his legs opened the game up for the Cowboys offense. Now we have to hope that the coaching staff will let it continue.
When Prescott is able to use his legs it causes defenses to take a second while reacting to decide whether to attack him, running back Ezekiel Elliott, or drop back and defend the play action pass. That split second gives the Cowboys the ability to control the game and keep a team guessing just like we saw in the Giants game last week. It will work if they want to do it.
Which is the problem, with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan controlling this offense he could very well go back to a more traditional offensive scheme this week. Which would be a bad thing against a Seattle Seahawk defense that has playmakers at each level. Giving them traditional looks on offense will not fool this team.
When you are facing safety Earl Thomas, linebacker Bobby Wagner returning from a groin injury and defensive end Frank Clark you have to be able to come up with new ways to move the ball. Cowboy fans are just going to have to hope that Linehan is willing to continue using this offense because it has a very good chance to let Prescott succeed this week.
Even the Seahawks have taken notice. According to the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said that he has noticed the difference in the Dallas Cowboys offense this season.
Hopefully, the Dallas Cowboys will give Dak Prescott the chance to run on this Seahawk defense. Prescott’s legs along with his arm give this young Cowboys offense the best chance to win on Sunday and in the weeks to come.