MONDAY NOTEBOOK: Garrett likes to see Dak running

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett reacts to a sack in the second quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys coach reviewed QB's performance in win over Giants.

Last week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones compared Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott to a combination of Cam Newton and Jared Goff.

Jones clearly wanted to boost his QBs confidence and then Prescott went out and backed up the owners words. The Cowboys QB ran with purpose and without fear as he gained 45 yards on 7 attempts in a 20-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday night.

But the Cowboys dont have a proven backup quarterback. Cooper Rush, who played in two games and threw three passes as a rookie in 2017, had a rough preseason. So seeing Prescott take hits when fighting for extra yards might be an unwelcome sight to some Cowboys followers.

Apparently not to Dallas coach Jason Garrett, though.

I think typically thats how Dak has played and I think there have been examples of that throughout his career with us, Garrett said. This isnt the first time hes run in games. These have been big plays for us since we got him.

Its clear that Prescott running will continue to be a big part of the Cowboys game plan. However, Garrett knows theres a point where trying to make big plays in key moments crosses over into recklessness.

They were competitive runs, Garrett said. Hes a tough guy, hes a physical guy. And I think its important for him to understand sometimes you do get down. But when youre in competitive situations fighting for yards, I think thats a big part of his game.

NOTES: DT Maliek Collins tweaked a knee against the Giants. Garrett said he is day-to-day. LB Sean Lee came out of the Sunday night contest with tightness in his hamstring. Garrett didnt seem to think Lee was likely to miss time and said he could have returned to the game against the Giants in a more competitive game in the fourth quarter. Garrett said the team brought in about 20 players for a tryout on Monday. The group included former Oklahoma and Pittsburgh QB Landry Jones.

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