QB Dak Prescott with ‘significant’ input on next Cowboys offensive coordinator

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

MOBILE, Ala. — The Dallas Cowboys are still figuring out who their next offensive coordinator will be, and one voice that the front office, coaching staff are listening to is starting quarterback Dak Prescott.

When asked at the Senior Bowl practices Tuesday about how much input the two-time Pro Bowler would have, Cowboys owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones gave a sizable qualifier.

“Significantly,” Jones said. “I valued Tony [Romo’s] input and Tony gave — we used his input. Not only in the offseason, but in game and during the season. He’s very valuable with his input and Dak can be too.”

The Cowboys and Scott Linehan, who was offensive coordinator from 2014-18, mutually decided to discontinue their association, according to a statement from the team released Jan. 18. While the rest of head coach Jason Garrett’s staff is coaching up the NFC team for the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., it gives the Cowboys a chance to evaluate what they would like to see from their next offensive coordinator.

Admittedly, the club is in no rush.

Said Jones: “We’re in the throes of evaluating, we’re not in a big hurry. Obviously we’re here and at the Pro Bowl. I don’t look for any decision imminently to be coming from that.”

Recently speculation for offensive coordinator includes promoting quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore or doubling up Garrett as play-caller, a role he held from 2010-13. Though with former Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna, who was a backup from 2009-11 and Week 17 in 2013, joining the fray, no one is exactly sure of what the roles will be.

“We have a commitment from Kitna to join us,” said Jones. “As to what each coach will be doing, all of that remains to be worked out.”

How it is worked out remains to be seen, but Prescott will have a voice in what gets worked out.

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