Mike McCarthy believes new Cowboys OC will be good for Dak Prescott
One of the biggest storylines surrounding the Dallas Cowboys heading into the offseason centers on longtime offensive coordinator Kellen Moore’s departure.
Moore served on the Cowboys’ coaching staff for the last seven years, including the last four years as the offensive coordinator. Dallas’ decision to move on led to a significant change with Brian Schottenheimer being the replacement.
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Head coach Mike McCarthy believes that the new voice in the offensive game plan room should benefit star quarterback Dak Prescott.
“We all can use a sense of motivation and challenge and so forth. This is a new challenge for him,” McCarthy said from the NFL scouting combine Wednesday via ESPN. “These are his words: He’s very excited about it and I just think, like anything, he’s had a chance to go from the different variations of the offense that was in place. He’s getting ready to take another turn as far as a variation of what we’re getting ready to do. We’re going to build it off what he has established.
“My decision to stay with his concepts and so forth is still intact because I wouldn’t have did what I did in 2020 if I still didn’t believe in him. And we obviously as an organization, myself included, feel very strongly about him as our future, and we will definitely build this thing around him.”
The Cowboys are hoping that Prescott can take the next step forward in his maturation as a quarterback to lead the franchise to the Super Bowl. Much of that will hinge on his comfort and relationship with McCarthy and Schottenheimer calling plays.