The Dallas Cowboys woke up on Tuesday morning with a 3-5 record and seemingly a lot of soul-searching to do. As true as that is the world goes on and that means that Jerry Jones had one of his weekly appearances on 105.3 The Fan.Jones addressed how the defense needs to play better Youth Tavon Austin Jersey
, that Jason Garrett is aware of the team needing to improve, but he dropped a bit of a bomb whether intentionally or not. When talking about Dak Prescott, Jerry Jones literally said that Prescott was going to get extended.Dak Prescott is eligible to be extended in the offseason and many once thought that would be when he got paid like a big-time NFL quarterback. Prescott hasn’t exactly played to those standards through eight games, and to be fair Jerry didn’t exactly say what the Cowboys would be paying him, but confirming that they would be extending the third-year quarterback is quite a vote of confidence.Of course, the Cowboys are obviously all-in on Dak. They traded away next year’s first-round draft pick to acquire Amari Cooper which is a move that helps Prescott. Incidentally, that is a move that would also remove the ability to acquire a top-of-the-draft prospect which further cements Prescott’s status as the team’s signal-caller for the 2019 season at minimum.For what it’s worth, if we’re talking about a fair contract given everything we’ve seen from Prescott over the last 365 days, then there are definitely worse moves that can be made. If the Cowboys can somehow get Prescott for relatively cheap Tavon Austin Jersey Stitched
, hope that he regains his rookie form in the future (perhaps under a different coaching staff), then maybe it’s an investment Jerry Jones thinks is worth making.If the Cowboys go even more all the way in on Dak Prescott and hand him a contract to match that level of want and faith, well, that would be a different story entirely. For now, we know Dak is going to get extended. Unless Jerry Jones changes his mind. The new offensive coordinator knows how he’ll do his job." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBlogging The BoysBlogging The Boys, a Dallas Cowboys fan communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryCowboysOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsFiled under:Dallas Cowboys GeneralCowboys new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to call plays from the sidelineNew,63commentsThe new offensive coordinator knows how he’ll do his job.CDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to call plays from the sidelineBob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsThese days it seems like there’s a solid mix in preferences between play-callers, both offensively and defensively. Some prefer to be on the sidelines where they can stand with their players, while others choose to sit upstairs in the booth to get a bird’s eye view of the field. For example Youth Rod Smith Jersey
, Kyle Shanahan exclusively sat in the coaches box when he was the offensive coordinator for the Falcons. Since becoming the 49ers head coach, he’s obviously been on the sidelines while still calling plays. Shanahan’s replacement in Atlanta, Steve Sarkisian, initially called plays on the field and later moved up to the booth in hopes of a better view to aid his ailing play-calling. Scott Linehan did something similar last season. He had been on the sidelines his entire time with the Cowboys but moved up to the booth with the hopes of being able to improve his play-calling. Linehan, like Sarkisian, no longer works in the NFL. Ultimately, though, the difference between being on the sidelines and being in the booth is subjective. There’s no data that suggests either method is superior, as it’s entirely up to the coordinator’s preference and how the communication with the rest of the staff and players works. For first-time offensive coordinator Kellen Moore Rod Smith Jerseys Stitched
, he has seemingly already made the decision on what method he prefers.Moore prefers being able to have that personal connection with the players, which makes sense given the previous reports from people praising Moore’s ability to connect and communicate with players. Furthermore, this is what Moore has grown accustomed to in his short NFL career. Obviously as a player he was on the sidelines, and in 2016 and 2017 when Moore, as the backup quarterback, served as the de facto quarterbacks coach for Dak Prescott, he was also on the field. And in 2018, when Moore was officially the quarterbacks coach, he was also there on the field with Prescott. With Linehan moving upstairs Youth Damien Wilson Jersey
, Moore took on an increased role in communication, as Linehan would talk to his quarterback through Moore. It’s also noteworthy that new quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna will be up in the booth. While Kitna is being lauded by many for his reputation as a strict technician - which you’d think Dallas would want on the sidelines as well - Kitna is also highly thought of as a strategist and is expected to have some level of influence in Moore’s weekly game plans. Thus, it makes sense to have Kitna upstairs for an eye-in-the-sky kind of role, providing feedback to Moore on what he sees from a different vantage point. Meanwhile, Moore will seemingly keep continuity in the way he interacts with Prescott. The two must have a good relationship at this point, and it makes sense that Moore specifically highlighted being able to speak directly with his signal caller as one of the reasons for deciding to call plays from the sideline.