Who needs Tony Romo and Dez Bryant when you have Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott? And should anything happen to the first-year phenoms too, well, maybe the Cowboys can turn their offense over to Travis Frederick and Zack Martin. After all, the Pro Bowl offensive linemen have been working on running the show for a long time.
We can explain. Jon Machota for the Dallas Morning News revealed more information about an interesting pregame routine Frederick and Martin have. The pair plays catch, although it’s much more involved than that, as they run designed plays as if they were a quarterback and wide receiver working on their timing.
It definitely seems like Frederick is more comfortable being the quarterback of the two. They talk about how well Martin climbs the ladder in the corner of the end zone, the right guard becoming a dominant red-zone presence almost akin to Bryant, and while the center hasn’t flat out lobbied coach Jason Garrett for a few snaps, Frederick admits it’s something he’s talked about.
“I didn’t tell coach Garrett, but I think I mentioned it to a few people around that I would be happy to try and do that,” Frederick said. “I think I can execute the checks in the run game. I don’t know a whole lot in the passing game, but it’s growing. We’re figuring it out.”
Is it really as ridiculous as it sounds? Probably, but you can be the judge. Martin really does have nice footwork in the back of the end zone, and that’s some pretty good spin on the pigskin by Frederick.
Zack Martin with a nice pass. Travis Frederick with the precise route and impressive catch pic.twitter.com/I0aD3KxS69
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 2, 2016
Fortunately, Prescott and Elliott are fine, Bryant is returning and Romo will be available again soon. Sorry, guys, doesn’t look like you’ll be fantasy football viable anytime soon.