Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made it clear that he won’t force the ball to DeSean Jackson and used the Dallas Cowboys game as the example in which situations he will try to get the ball to Jackson.
After catching only one ball in his first two games with the Raiders, Jackson exploded against the Cowboys as he had three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.
“Just because we called a play for him where he’s the No. 1 option doesn’t mean I’m just going to drop back and throw it up to him,” said Derek Carr. “It has to be the right look, it has to be the right coverage. I think what we saw in the Dallas game was he was on the field more; he had more opportunities.”
Carr thought Jackson being around the team more played a part in his breakout performance versus the Cowboys.
“That’s him just being able to handle more and being in the system more and being able to play more,” Carr said. “I think that him being able to do that obviously gives us that stretch that we’re going to need for everyone else to get active, too.”