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Newy: Kitna Improving Dak’s Footwork

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    Former Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna is in his first year as the club's quarterbacks coach.

    Dak Prescott said Kitna was helping with a small detail that is a major part of playing the quarterback position well.

    "Footwork," Prescott said. "We're continuously hammering that down, being real detailed to the footwork and the details of that. When your feet are right and your feet are fast, urgent, it allows you to make every throw on the field."

    Jason Garrett helped coach Kitna from 2009 to 2011, when Kitna served as Tony Romo's backup.

    The Cowboys head coach said he was glad the team was able to lure Kitna away from his job as a high school football coach in Phoenix, Arizona, to run his quarterback room.

    "We had a great experience with Kit when he was playing for us and at that time I always said to myself, 'At some point he's going to stop playing and at some point we got to get him back on board 'cause he is a special person,'" Garrett said.

    So far in training camp, Prescott has nothing but praise for Kitna's coaching.

    "He does a great job of staying on top of us," Prescott said. "I'm seeing the improvement and it feels great."

    Garrett was effusive in his praise for what Kitna is providing his quarterbacks.

    "He cares about doing things the right way for the right reasons. He wants to help people get better," Garrett said. "That's what he spent his whole life doing. Whether it's his family, the guys he coached in high school and now the opportunity he has here. He's been a great addition for us."