Stephen Jones Wants Dak To Run, But Not Too Much

Josh Clark
September 17, 2018 - 12:53 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys COO Stephen Jones was pleased with the team's ability to move the football in their 20-13 win over the New York Giants Sunday evening at AT&T Stadium. 

One of the keys to the Cowboys offense's success can be credited to the run/pass/option play calls (RPO), which opened up the game for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Dallas' other weapons to make plays. 

Prescott had seven carries for a career-high 45 yards last night, sparking the Cowboys offensive unit. Jones certainly understands that the plays worked but wants the coaching staff to pick their spots when they call them rather than have Prescott on the move for most of the game. 

"You can't just consistently serve up your quarterback as a runner. I think that ultimately takes its toll," Jones said on the GBAG Nation on 105.3 The Fan. "I've certainly seen it with Cam (Newton) and he ultimately takes a big hit and it has an effect on him, and they miss plays and miss time if you keep running out there. Hopefully, it's very effective when you do do it, but I can't necessarily see our plan being running Dak 8-10 times a game. I think you use it to help set everything else up."

Listen to the entire interview below: