Sanjay Lal

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Cowboys WR Coach: We No Longer Live In Back-Shoulder World

August 02, 2018 - 12:08 pm

OXNARD (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys continue to speak about former receiver Dez Bryant, whether the intention is to take a shot at him, or not. 

According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the latest comment from Cowboys wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal wasn't meant to be one (nor do we believe Stephen Jones comments were), but it definitely will raise some eyebrows.

Lal, who previously said he saw "inconsistencies" in Bryant's game last year, was asked if the receivers on the team can go down the field and go up and catch the ball. 

“I would think so,” Lal said, via Hill, Jr. “I would rather have down-the-field guys that go run down a ball and score than live in the back-shoulder world. We want touchdowns. We have some of those.”

Bryant, of course, lived in the "back-shoulder world."

While Dez and former quarterback Tony Romo hooked up several times on the play throughout their careers, it was evident that it wasn't a throw Dak Prescott was comfortable making.

Lal is hopeful that life can be much easier on Prescott because he'll be throwing to receivers he's teaching to have better timing and route running. 

“That is my job,” Lal told Hill Jr. “They will be where they are supposed to be and they will run detailed, nice-looking routes. We are going to turn the tape on and be proud of what we put on tape.”

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