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Cowboys Must Fix This Issue on Offense to Help Dak Prescot

David Kaestle
Dak Prescott during a game against the Washington Redskins.
Dak Prescott during a game against the Washington Redskins. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Both Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys as a team head into the 2020 season with a lot to prove after losing the NFC East to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019.

Dak specifically is on the lookout for a long-term contract after failing to agree to one before the July 15 deadline. However, if both Dak and the Cowboys are going to see major improvements in 2020, the team is going to have to get its wide receiver corps in line.

Last season Cowboys wide receivers led the NFL in dropped passes. Although they did still average 7.5 yards per pass play, which was No. 1 in the NFL.

2019 saw Dak's passing yards increase by more than 1,000 yards compared to 2018, but he took a dip in completion percentage, going from 67.7 in 2018 to 65.1 in 2019, which further reflects the numbers above.

Surrounded by top talent at nearly every position on offense, neither Dak nor his receiving crew have any excuses this year. With the addition of CeeDee Lamb in the draft, Dak will have plenty of options of where to sling the rock.

If the wideouts can clean up those drop numbers, it could mean the difference between winning and not winning the division, which will go a long way in helping Dak advance in the playoffs, something he's struggled with thus far.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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