Tony Romo is just about ready to return to the football field. But will he be the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback, or will the team go with Dak Prescott, who once again put in a magnificent performance this weekend? Football fans are buzzing as Jerry Jones, owner of the team, has not gone public with which way he’s leaning. Jones’ loyalty to Romo is legendary, but Prescott has stepped in and stepped up in an effort worthy of a great movie. So what will the Cowboys do now?
Prescott’s virtuoso performance this weekend, beating the Packers at Lambeau Field 30-16 was noticed by everyone. He was smooth, accurate and a true team leader. Going up against Aaron Rodgers on Rodgers’ home field, where he typically plays as well as any quarterback in the NFL, Prescott was better. It wasn’t even close.
He threw his first interception of the season, but he was largely cool and poised, going 18-for-27 for 247 yards and three touchdowns. The short version: He went into an impossible place to play, beat the former best quarterback in football without his top weapon (Dez Bryant), outplayed Rodgers and should have done just about everything to put any discussion of Tony Romo taking back the reigns to bed.
Dak iced the game with this touchdown to Cole Beasley:
He broke Tom Brady‘s record for most passes without an interception to start a career (162) and stretched his own record out to 173 before throwing a pick.
Just as this story is getting ready to post, Jerry Jones admitted he’s coming around on the idea of rolling with Prescott moving forward, telling NBC Dallas Prescott’s play puts Dallas in an interesting place.
“Dak Prescott is making this Wizard of Oz. He’s giving us options that as we go on into the season, we watch him play, we watch him evolve,” Jones said. “We know what Tony Romo can do for us. We know we’re going to have the ability to see Tony Romo get as healthy as he can possibly get. And at the same time look way into the future with a Dak Prescott. And maybe we don’t have to look that far, we can look after the bye week. All of that’s a good problem to have. I can tell you as somebody that has years and years and years, in my 27 in the NFL, without a quarterback. To sit here and be asked if it’s some sort of issue or dilemma to have two of them staring you in the face, I’ve said it, is a light miracle.”
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