KaVontae Turpin is becoming a bigger part of the Cowboys offense and is an explosive element.
That truth was put on full display on one play in particular against Jack Del Rio’s defense, or rather what was once his defense, when Dak Prescott dropped back on 3rd-and-6 in the fourth quarter — the Cowboys standing on a 31-10 lead — to fire a dot down the seam that became a 34-yard touchdown to Turpin.
It was a master class of scheming by McCarthy and execution by Prescott, Turpin and others (e.g., Brandin Cooks forcing the cornerback to pick his poison) that rewarded Turpin with his third receiving touchdown of the season.
“The post route he runs, you can’t run it any better,” said McCarthy of the play. “His angle, his stride, his timing are all stress that he puts on the safety and then you can see the safety react off of Brandin — going off the redline — I think that’s a clear picture of the details and the specifics that Turp is playing with right now.”
In all, he’s delivered four offensive TDs for the Cowboys through 11 games after being zeroed out offensively in 2022. For perspective, he was targeted as a receiver only twice last season.
“He’s gonna continue to grow and he’s done a really good job in that receiver’s room,” McCarthy added. “I’m really proud of that young man.”