Takeaway Tuesday: FB Olawale Will Be an Important Weapon

The regular season is back and so is Takeaway Tuesday. Every week, I'll be sharing with you a handful of takeaways from each Dallas Cowboys' game. As the Cowboys crushed the New York Giants in the season opener, it was hard to pick which takeaways to write down. The was captivating, throwing the ball more than we had imagined. 's debut was more than impressive and I can't wait for it to be gameday again.

Speaking of the … let's dive in!

The Dak Prescott Hype Seems Very Real

All , we've been hearing about an upgraded Dak Prescott. People inside the building believed he would take an important step in his fourth year in the NFL, letting a big hype build around the Dallas Cowboys' starting .

In the season opener, Prescott did everything to back up the hype. Sure, it was against a weak Giants' , but his performance was still impressive. In 32 attempts, Dak slung the ball for 405 yards and four touchdowns. Not only that, but he spread the ball around. Both and hauled in more than 100 yards each. Two tight ends, and Blake Jarwin, caught touchdown passes. got in in the action with 69 yards and a TD, as well.

It was quite the performance for Prescott.

Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton's Future Remains Uncertain

This takeaway has an indirect relation to the game. In case you didn't notice, DE Taco Charlton didn't suit up for the game. He was one of the Cowboys' seven inactive players. In his third season in the NFL, Charlton – a former draft pick – was not an active player for Dallas. However you want to spin it, that's simply not good. Even with a strong performance in week 3 of the , Charlton's future remains uncertain.

As pointed out on , we've been talking about the possibility of the Cowboys trading the for a while now. One week into the season, it certainly seems possible. said they picked the best eight defensive linemen to play and isn't back yet. Oh, well…

Blake Jarwin Will Show Up

Jason Witten got a touchdown catch in his first game since he retired prior to the . Watching such a beloved team legend score again was an emotional moment for . However, let me talk about that other who scored.

I've written a lot about Blake Jarwin and why I believe he should get playing time even with Witten being back. Jarwin had 39 receiving yards, including a 28-yard touchdown, the Cowboys' first of the season. Although Witten didn't come off the field, it was very nice to see Jarwin get snaps too. I believe he can contribute a lot to Kellen Moore's offense if they give him the chance.

Jamize Olawale Will Indeed Be a Third Down Weapon

You won't see Olawale's name on the box score, but he did catch our eye on Sunday's game when he ran a wheel route that Dak Prescott couldn't connect. Yeah, a fullback going deep (we're the passing team now?). We've heard a lot about how he'll be another important piece on Kellen Moore's offense and it certainly seems that way.

Olawale was in for his fair share of snaps and most importantly, third downs. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of paying a $90M and not having him for the most crucial down in football, but I'm hopeful Moore will show us why in upcoming games.

What do you think?


Written by Mauricio Rodriguez

I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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