Now that Scott Linehan has been fired, the task of replacing him with someone in the coaching market that has a flair for creativity and experience with quarterbacks should be of the utmost importance this offseason for Dallas.
One name that would be ideal for a quarterback like Dak Prescott is Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, the son of longtime NFL coach and Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
A name that might be worth discussing for #Cowboys is Scott Turner, QB coach for the #Panthers. Position coach for Cam Newton, former NFL MVP with traits similar to Dak Prescott. Scott’s father is Norv Turner, who has history with JJ and JG.— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) January 19, 2019
The experience NFL insider Ed Werder is referring to comes from the elder Turner's stint as offensive coordinator in Dallas from 1991-93, where he won two Super Bowls. Jason Garrett was Dallas' backup during those seasons.
Scott has followed his dad around the NFL twice, serving as the quarterbacks coach during Turner's stints in Minnesota and Carolina. He was praised for his work developing Teddy Bridgewater before his injury.
He did a nice job with Bridgewater in Minnesota as well.— John LaGrace (@jlagrace10) January 19, 2019
While Dak may not be the runner Cam Newton is, he has shown that he can be a weapon running the ball.
Prescott would certainly benefit from someone who has helped tutor the most unique quarterback in the league.
And their offense was pretty creative actually. How they use their QB in run game, how they use their Rb in pass game. Over 30 more yards a game than Dallas and their WR's are about as good as the cowboys pre cooper.— Josh Snyder (@jsnyd4) January 19, 2019
If Turner turns out to be half the OC his dad was back in the day, the Cowboys would have hit a home run, should they follow Werder's suggestion of giving him a look.