Life without Dak Prescott is going to be very different.
Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his right leg against the Giants. Prescott had to get surgery later Sunday evening. Dalton helped muscle the Cowboys to a 37-34 win over the Giants. Despite not scoring any touchdowns, he helped set up two critical field goals as he finished with 111 yards passing and a QBR of 108.7.
Former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson appeared on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” to outline how the offense will be altered with Dak on the sidelines.
“I think you adjust it a little bit,” Johnson said, via The Athletic. “But I felt like they needed to adjust it even when Dak was in there. They needed to do some things to protect that defense. That defense is really struggling. They went from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and half the players really don’t know what they’re doing. So how you protect the defense is you eliminate the negative plays and you increase your time of possession by running the football with Ezekiel Elliott.”
Johnson went onto say that Dalton should fit just right in.
“I think Dalton will be a perfect fit. In fact, he will help that defense. As long as he manages the game, and utilizes that supporting cast, I think they shouldn’t miss a beat.”
Dalton will get a chance to showcase his talent with an arsenal of weapons. Some believe that Dalon will not be up for the challenge, but it will be the first time that the “Red Rider” will have more than one true option.
The Cowboys, 2-3, lead the NFC East and will begin the post-Dak era against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.