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Ex-Cowboy, Fox analyst: Dez and Dak are not on same page

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Less than two minutes into the second half of what would be Los Angeles Rams 35, Cowboys 30, Fox analyst Daryl Johnston, the fullback on the three Cowboys Super Bowl championship teams of the 1990s, made reference to something Jason Garrett told him and play-by-play partner Chris Myers leading up to the game, wrote the Dallas Morning News' Barry Horn.

"It had to do with what is supposed to be the Cowboys top of the rotation pitch-catch combination - Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant. Bryant had just zigged when Prescott thought he would zag. Prescott's pass to Bryant was overthrown by what Myers conservatively estimated was '10 yards.'"

"Out of sync," Johnston said. "Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant so far this season just not on the same page...Jason Garrett talked to us about it," Johnston said. "Even in the red zone, those back shoulder fades and the routes that (should) seem second nature to these guys at this point in their careers are not in sync."

The Cowboys led 24-16 at the time. Bryant finished the game with 98 yards on five catches. But he was targeted 13 times. Two of the eight failed hookups came on the Cowboys failed final drive, noted the News. 

"It's nice to know that Garrett, the Cowboys coach who purposely reveals just about nothing in his daily news conferences, will at least open up to a former Cowboys teammate," concluded the newspaper.

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