Conservative. Safe. Brandon Weeden-like. Those are just a few of the terms used to describe Dallas’ offense from Sunday.
While wildly ineffective and lacking explosiveness, a “conservative” approach it was not. In fact, I would argue the opposite. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were the first rookie quarterback-running back combo to start a season opener for Dallas in nearly 50 years, leading one to believe that playing it safe was the only option left. After all, the Cowboys ranked 32nd, 24th, and 29th in offensive plays per game over the last three seasons. To think they would suddenly pick up their pace with a fourth-round play-caller under center is asinine.
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