Dak should call his own plays in preseason

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How sad is it to hate a player so much that you resort shots of a guy chillin on the bench in the preseason as if it's making a point.
It was the second preseason game of 2016 where Dak was playing in his 2nd professional game in his soon to become illustrious career. The week before, Dak had accumulated a 154.5 passer rating, greatly surprising everyone. Hardly anyone thought Dak could perform better moving forward, ...... but he did a week later by playing even better against the Dolphins and ending up with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. All while the still healthy Romo was caught on camera looking all upset, disinterested and worried knowing full well his replacement was tearing it up in back-to-back games and reminding Romo any slip up would cost Romo his starting role. Guess what? It happened. Those camera shots of Romo so unhappy on the sidelines not only showed a worried and upset old veteran QB but also the beginning of the end of Tony Romo, cemented with his serious back injury a week later during preseason game #3 against the Seahawks. The point is it's not hating to point out the obvious caught on camera. The point is it was the opposite of Dak of what PAPPYDOG accused him of. Instead, it was Romo.
 

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1. What makes you think he doesn’t understand his responsibilities as QB?
2. So, you seem to think most QBs don’t run what the play caller calls….where do you get that idea?
3. No QB n the NFL calls his own plays and haven’t for decades. Not Staubach, not Aikman, no one. The OC calls the play, and when there’s an audible, it’s usually to a preset alternative play, either run or pass depending on the defensive front.

Even in the 2 minute offense, the QB already has a plan designed and practiced for this opponent. He has much more leeway in calling his own plays, but it isn’t done blindly.
He should do it in preseason. It would help him to understand his role and actually force him to be a leader. I'm not saying he should do during the season, but he needs to have more purpose than to simply run whatever is called and then go back to the bench and let someone else take the blame.
 

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It was the second preseason game of 2016 where Dak was playing in his 2nd professional game in his soon to become illustrious career. The week before, Dak had accumulated a 154.5 passer rating, greatly surprising everyone. Hardly anyone thought Dak could perform better moving forward, ...... but he did a week later by playing even better against the Dolphins and ending up with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. All while the still healthy Romo was caught on camera looking all upset, disinterested and worried knowing full well his replacement was tearing it up in back-to-back games and reminding Romo any slip up would cost Romo his starting role. Guess what? It happened. Those camera shots of Romo so unhappy on the sidelines not only showed a worried and upset old veteran QB but also the beginning of the end of Tony Romo, cemented with his serious back injury a week later during preseason game #3 against the Seahawks. The point is it's not hating to point out the obvious caught on camera. The point is it was the opposite of Dak of what PAPPYDOG accused him of. Instead, it was Romo.
This is embarrassing. Even for your standards.
 

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Audibles aren't the same as formulating a drive to score.
You said he runs whatever play is called, when it fails he seems to assume it is the fault of the OC, and he needs to have duties that help him understand his responsibility as a QB

Audibles are specifically not blindly running what is called, or assuming all responsibility falls on the OC. It's reading the defense at the line of scrimmage and making a conscious decision to change the play to fit the situation.. Of course he will have some parameters - the entire playbook isn't available for audibles - but he is already making decisions on the field based on the game situations and defensive alignments.

I'm not sure how we would know he assumes its the OC's fault anyway. He doesn't deny that he has to make decisions on the field.
 

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These are the kind of threads that make just not want to watch football anymore or be a fan.

It just sucks the life out of everything
 

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It was the second preseason game of 2016 where Dak was playing in his 2nd professional game in his soon to become illustrious career. The week before, Dak had accumulated a 154.5 passer rating, greatly surprising everyone. Hardly anyone thought Dak could perform better moving forward, ...... but he did a week later by playing even better against the Dolphins and ending up with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. All while the still healthy Romo was caught on camera looking all upset, disinterested and worried knowing full well his replacement was tearing it up in back-to-back games and reminding Romo any slip up would cost Romo his starting role. Guess what? It happened. Those camera shots of Romo so unhappy on the sidelines not only showed a worried and upset old veteran QB but also the beginning of the end of Tony Romo, cemented with his serious back injury a week later during preseason game #3 against the Seahawks. The point is it's not hating to point out the obvious caught on camera. The point is it was the opposite of Dak of what PAPPYDOG accused him of. Instead, it was Romo.
PAPPYDOG living in your head ehhhh?
You have surpassed any realm of reality which you never had to begin with when it pertains to our Cowboys!
Now hug your Dak doll and sweet dreams!
 

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The days of quarterbacks calling their own plays is long long gone... It's all on the offense coordinators to design plays each down then its up to the quarterbacks to read the defense and call an audible or take a timeout. Honestly, the last person I remember reading from ex-player statements was about Romo calling his own plays/games on numerous occasions as JG was a moron.

Ever wonder why Dak's best year was when he had Romo and Fredbeard helping him read the defense, schemes, stunts, and etc. Now I do wish Dak would improve on reading the defense and audible out of run plays sometimes. So many times I screamed at the TV to not run the ball cause you could see a mile away the defense was sitting on the run and Zeke or Pollard was going to get blown up.
 

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Romo is still hurting feelings. smh
 

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The days of quarterbacks calling their own plays is long long gone... It's all on the offense coordinators to design plays each down then its up to the quarterbacks to read the defense and call an audible or take a timeout. Honestly, the last person I remember reading from ex-player statements was about Romo calling his own plays/games on numerous occasions as JG was a moron.

Ever wonder why Dak's best year was when he had Romo and Fredbeard helping him read the defense, schemes, stunts, and etc. Now I do wish Dak would improve on reading the defense and audible out of run plays sometimes. So many times I screamed at the TV to not run the ball cause you could see a mile away the defense was sitting on the run and Zeke or Pollard was going to get blown up.
Mark Sanchez helped him more than Romo did. Almost every sideline shot Sanchez was with him. Romo wasn’t about to help him take his job. Romo provided some help early on when he thought he would get his job back after he was healthy but when it became apparent he wasn’t going to get his job back he wasn’t nearly as helpful.

https://www.espn.com/blog/onenacion/post/_/id/6045/the-dak-prescott-and-mark-sanchez-connection
 

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Ever wonder why Dak's best year was when he had Romo and Fredbeard helping him read the defense, schemes, stunts, and etc. Now I do wish Dak would improve on reading the defense and audible out of run plays sometimes. So many times I screamed at the TV to not run the ball cause you could see a mile away the defense was sitting on the run and Zeke or Pollard was going to get blown up.
Dak had his best year in 2016, because that was the best Cowboys team he had. He had a great running game with the NFL’s leading rusher and he had the best OL in the entire league. He was able to manage games and wasn’t having to carry the team.
 

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You hear it all the time from other fanbases about how 80% of our fans couldn’t point to Dfw on a map let alone pass a spelling test, but these Dak boyzzzz sure keep the stereotypes alive.
 
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