Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott has to avoid big hits as a runner


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves the mobility that Dak Prescott brings to the quarterback position, but he's worried that if he continues to take hits he will lose that ability.

Prescott was lost for the season when he suffered a devastating ankle injury on a play where he was a runner.

"I've always handicapped, to some degree, Dak because of the fact that he's so effective and has been in his career in the running game, and his ability to take it down and get the big play and get the yards. I've always known that he couldn't do that like that for long in the NFL. You can't do that. Troy Aikman had a lot of mobility when he first came in his first couple years, and boy that stopped quickly and we got to where we had trouble just with his mobility, period, around the pocket. You can't count on that," Jones said on Shan and RJ on 105.3 The Fan. "Now, when you say handicap, no, it's just a part of the game that we're not going to be able to figure in. You look at some quarterbacks that live with it and done good, the quarterback in Seattle (Russell Wilson) is the best I've ever seen at sustaining success with his mobility. He sure is good at it. And if you notice, he just does not get hit with a lot of impact. Dak can do that. Dak will do that. He can evolve to where he just will take less and less hits. He has to or we won't have him to play."

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