The Dallas Cowboys is one of the most prominent sports brands in the world. The team used to win a lot and earned the title of ‘America’s Team. But, in recent years, they have struggled to find success. In the past 25 years, they have only three playoff wins.
Dallas had once more one of the NFL’s best offenses last season. They lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the wildcard round. Cowboys fans haven’t seen Dak Prescott running for the football in quite some time.
Prescott was still recovering from an ankle injury which cost him the majority of his 2020 season. His ability to move his legs was limited. According to Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy, Prescott is now completely healed and expects that fans will see him running the football more this season. His thoughts were captured by Michael David Smith, NBC Sports journalist.
McCarthy stated that he intends to add more runs in the Cowboys’ playbook this season.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 15, 2022
Prescott ran for 277 to 357 yards per year during his first four years. He ran just 18 times last year for 146 yards. It opens up the offense when he can use his size and athleticism to run.
With the personnel changes, things could be more challenging this year. Amari Cooper, a former wide receiver in the Pro Bowl, is now with Cleveland Browns. Cedrick Wilson is now with the Miami Dolphins. Michael Gallup just returned from a season-ending injury, so there’s no guarantee that he will play the same.
If the Cowboys’ QB can make an impact on the offense in other ways this year, it could be a huge difference.