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Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Working with Former Quarterback Coach

The NFL world has been shut down due to COVID-19, and players have been unable to work out at team facilities. Instead of offseason training activities or minicamps, players have had to do their offseason work at private training facilities.

Via social media, we’ve seen clips of the workouts that several key Dallas Cowboys have participated in with wide receiver trainer David Robinson at D-Rob Sports and Fitness Training. Speaking to Kelsey Charles and Megan Murray on the “Girls Talking Boys Podcast,” Robinson was asked how Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have looked this offseason during training sessions.

“They look in great shape actually,” said Robinson. “I know that they’re working out. Dak is still working out with Jon Kitna. He and Kitna work out a lot together often throughout the week. (Dak and Zeke) are ready to go.”

Dak Prescott has been the hottest topic in the NFL this offseason as the NFL world waits to see where the numbers land when he signs his long-term deal. The most important thing to note is that Prescott isn’t neglecting the work this offseason as he works with former Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach Jon Kitna.

Last offseason, Jon Kitna and Dak Prescott put in a lot of work to help him work from a better throwing base than he had throughout the first few years of his career. In 2019, Dak Prescott looked much more settled in the pocket and capable of resetting his feet when forced to move off of his initial drop. Dak Prescott was solid through the first three years of his career, even though his footwork wasn’t clean all the time, which led to some questionable throwing results.

After working with Kitna last offseason, his mechanics looked cleaner, and he showed a greater comfort level throwing the deep ball. Prescott became a more decisive thrower as Kitna reinforced trusting what he saw in his pre and post-snap reads.

Kitna’s coaching and Prescott’s work ethic helped the Cowboys quarterback make tremendous technical strides in year four. It only makes sense that the two would continue working together in the offseason.

After not being retained by new Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Jon Kitna went back to the high school ranks at Burleson High School just south of Fort Worth.

Kitna and Prescott created an excellent rapport in their one year together that it came as a surprise that the Cowboys didn’t bring Kitna back. Of course, a Head Coach should have the final say in the makeup of his coaching staff, but the work they did together in the Cowboys offense last year should have been enough to convince Mike McCarthy to retain Kitna as the quarterbacks’ coach.

Regardless, it’s good to hear that Dak Prescott is continuing to work with Kitna this offseason. Kitna can help Prescott evaluate his play from 2019 and continue to refine the technical aspects of his game. As Kellen Moore installs new wrinkles, and potentially some West Coast Offense principles, having an experienced former quarterback and coach to go over those things with is invaluable.

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  1. Lets hope he continues to work on his game as much as possible. QB most important position on field and he has never had top notch mechanics to begin with. Hopefully improved mechanics can help with his suspect accuracy. Wish he could learn better pocket presence and stop running into sacks but that might be more innate skill.

  2. Why would he be working with Kitna? Didn’t he go 8-8 last year. And in that weak division, basically giving you 5-6 wins from jump, that is a HORRIBLE record, especially with all that talent around you. Dak is clearly OVERRATED, especially in lieu of the insane money he thinks he deserves.

    • Your first question is answered by the entire rest of your comment, right? Surely you want him to keep working?

  3. Suspect accuracy……check the stats
    Prescott’s first-50 quarterback rating (98) ranks third to Rodgers (101) and Russell Wilson (98.2). He’s second to only Kurt Warner (66.83) in completion percentage and ranks in the top 20 percent all-time in every other first-50 category for a quarterback, including wins, completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, total touchdowns, rushing yards and rushing TDs.

    • Now we judge QBs on a so called “first-50” rating. Good try.

      Wilson, Rodgers, and Warner have all won SUPER BOWLS.

      Prescott has one playoff win to his name in four years with GREAT TALENT around him.

  4. I actually thought Kitna stood a decent chance to be retained by any new coaching hire. He’s well thought of by the Jones family and there were positive signs of uptick in performance.

  5. FIRST OF ALL, IMA DIEHARD “COWBOYS FANS” 4LIFE……I HATE THAT WE ARE TALKING BOUT DAK WANTING ALL THIS MONEY 4 WHAT, CAUSE ZEK GOT HIS, WELL I THINK ZEK HAS PUT IN A LOT OF HARD WORK AND CARRIED THE TEAM EVEN WHEN HE WAS SUSPENDED MOST OF LAST SEASON. IMA FAN OF DAK, BUT…..COMEONMAN, WIN SOME PLAYOFF GAMES AND THEN COME BACK TO THE TABLE WITH AND LETS TALK. STOP COMPARING HIM TO ALL THESE OTHER QUARTERBACKS THAT HAS WON SUPERBOWL, MY “COWBOYS” HAD A GREAT CHANCE OF GETTING THERE LAST YEAR , ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS WIN “1” GAME AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENED…….SIGN THAT FRANCHISE TAG AND TAKE US TO THE PLAYOFFS AND WIN SOME GAMES……#DC4LIFE

  6. The Dallas Cowboys are the only team in the world that has so many heater fans they can’t see the bright side they just see is heat if you can’t see the up side of Dak then you are just looking to heat.Dont you heaters think that if the D was better the team would have been better it’s not just one spot that needs to be better and we won’t even talk about ownership or couching aimgaine that.

  7. Well, thanks for screaming at us Bernard. Dak will get his money and he will get top dollar because when a top QB’s contract is up he gets what the market demands. Period. Is Tanehill worth the money he received? Probably not but that’s what his market was and is what the Titans think he is worth. Dak will get what his team will pay him and everyone can just chill out. I’ve never seen a team forced to pay any player on any professional level. Time to take a deep breath.

  8. Sal Prescott is improving his game, everyone need to settle down, if the Cowboys brass can steal Adams for this defense it will lights out Cowboys fan’s,the experts know this, worry about the defense.

  9. Love everything about this (Kitna/Dak working together) except for the fact that once things open up Kitna is NO LONGER a cowboys coach…so…?? Does Dak have to unlearn everything he was just taught with the new coaching staff?
    This doesn’t make sense to me.

  10. Kites is a great QB coach. I do not agree with Dal holding out on the contract. But it’s his deal. As for Dal getting the blame for not winning a SB, give me a break. The stats speak for themselves. The fault lies squarely on Garrett who time and again mismanaged the clock and just in general made bad calls. I do believe we will see noticeable improvement with McCarthy. Of course time will tell.

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