Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, sits on the bench during the second half of the Los Angeles Rams game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports, Jayne Kamin-Oncea
In order to provide that coach some crucial experience as a play-caller, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy customarily designates an assistant coach to call plays during the team's last preseason game of the year.
McCarthy, however, made a few adjustments this year. He made the decision to assign play-calling responsibility to star quarterback Dak Prescott rather than a coach.
Mike McCarthy delegated play-calling duties for Saturday's exhibition game against the Las Vegas Raiders to Dak Prescott, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
McCarthy has encouraged players taking charge of the offense during the whole offseason. The play sheet belongs to Presoctt, wrote Gehlken last week.
The NFL community had a lot to say about this outrageous and largely unheard-of move on social media.
The Cowboys made a very risky choice, but it appeared to pay off as the club defeated the opponent 31–16, with quarterback Will Grier completing 29–of–35 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns.
Therefore, when Prescott decides his playing days are finished, he might have a career as an offensive coordinator.