Cowboys focus on highway woes, QB Dak Prescott says crew ‘addressed the elephant within the room’ | NFL


The Cowboys know away video games have been their Achilles heel this season. 

Dallas hasn’t received outdoors of AT&T Stadium but, and has one other highway journey deliberate Sunday — a Week 7 matchup at FedExField versus Washington.

Quarterback Dak Prescott admitted the crew has “addressed the elephant within the room,” which is a struggling offense. The Cowboys have transformed simply 9-of-38 third downs via their first three highway video games and mixed for 37 factors in opposition to — two of these video games had been in opposition to opponents with dropping information on the time, the Seahawks and Texans. 

“We addressed the elephant within the room as an offense,” Prescott stated, through ESPN. “I feel it was nice. It was an important assembly. We had the entire offense in there and simply speaking among the many coaches and gamers concerning the factor possibly we have to do higher on the highway, simply communication.

“I do know we’ll take so much from that dialog and our communication will likely be higher. We had an important day of follow and yesterday and simply obtained to hold it over to Sunday.”

Whereas the highway appears to at all times deliver its personal challenges for Dallas, the Cowboys are coming off their most efficient offensive sport after a 40-7 win in opposition to the Jaguars.

Dallas hasn’t had two consecutive wins but, and can hope to perform that versus Washington however coach Jason Garrett is aware of overcoming their struggles on the highway will not be simple. 

It is not solely third downs which have plagued the crew. The Cowboys haven’t scored greater than 16 factors on the highway, and common a meager 276 yards and 16 first downs. Safety has additionally been an issue, as 13 of Prescott’s 19 sacks have come away from house.

“It is a problem that each crew has each time the ball is snapped within the Nationwide Soccer League and ensuring 11 guys are taking part in collectively,” Garrett stated. “And we’ll proceed to emphasise that with our soccer crew.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET.

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