Dak Prescott says he won’t force the ball to Dez Bryant even after Week 1 struggles

Dak Prescott had his ups and downs during his NFL debut Sunday against the Giants. One of the glaring takeaways form the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 loss was the lack of production they got from Dez Bryant, who finished with one catch for eight yards.

Prescott knows he has to get his Pro Bowl receiver involved more moving forward, but the rookie quarterback isn’t going to force the issue.

"We’ll get him the ball as it comes up in our offense," Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News. "We’re not gonna single out and say Dez has to get the ball on this play."

Prescott threw Bryant’s way five times, a number both he and Bryant would like to increase as they prepare to face the Redskins in an NFC East showdown Sunday. Prescott is confident the chemistry with Bryant will come.

"We’ll make that connection," said Prescott, who completed 25 of 45 attempts for 227 yards in his debut. "I’ll put the ball in a better place. He’ll make those catches."

Bryant almost made one of those spectacular grabs last Sunday, appearing to haul in a 24-yard touchdown. But the TD was waived off after the play was reviewed.

Despite the 0-1 start and the heartbreaking way the Cowboys fell to the Giants in a 20-19 loss, Prescott isn’t hanging his head.

"We’ll get better," Prescott said. "It’s no big deal. Nobody is panicking. We all know we’re headed in the right direction."