The Dallas Cowboys are trying to find a remedy for the troubled Dak Prescott-Dez Bryant connection.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett admitted that the team is attempting to improve the chemistry between quarterback and wide receiver.
“It’s something that we just have to keep working on,” Garrett said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.
Prescott’s regression the last few weeks and the Cowboys’ offensive line woes have affected the team’s passing game. Bryant leads the team with 53 receptions for 578 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. But the Cowboys desperately need him to step up while running back Ezekiel Elliott is suspended for another month.
Unfortunately for the Cowboys, the wideout hasn’t been able to do so. The eighth-year receiver has 15 catches for 139 yards in the last three games. Those are decent numbers, although they are not what you want from a No. 1 wide receiver, especially for a team without its top running back.
Which begs the question: Is Bryant still a No. 1 wide receiver?
All 22’s Cowboys Facebook Live declared on numerous occasions that Bryant is not the same receiver anymore. He was never a great route-runner. His subpar route-running has been magnified this year by his consistent inability to separate from coverage and the basic route tree. Injuries have taken a toll on him, as well.
Bryant still draws the opposing team’s No. 1 cornerback, but it’s becoming apparent that he’s no longer a premiere receiver. The connection between Prescott and Bryant is more complex than just needing better chemistry.