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Film room: With the help of Jon Kitna, Dak Prescott is one of 3 Cowboys who could improve considerably in 2019 - John Owning, SportsDay Dallas
Jon Kitna was brought in by the Cowboys to help Dak Prescott take the next step and clean up his fundamentals, most notably his footwork. Luckily for Prescott, Kitna comes from a background of emphasizing footwork which should pay dividends for the quarterback.
Kitna does not like it when his quarterbacks throw from a base akin to riding a bicycle -- too narrow -- or, in Prescott’s case in the play above, throwing from a base akin to riding a bull, when it’s too wide and inhibits his ability to properly generate force from the lower body. That leads to power-drainage issues and is the reason Prescott short-hopped his pass to Beasley.
While it’s impossible to know the specific content of the teachings from Prescott’s previous position coaches, it appears safe to assume that none of them focus on footwork as much as Kitna does.