Oct. 17, 2016
Dak Prescott, Not Tony Romo, Should be the Dallas Cowboys QB
The rookie QB from Mississippi State continues to impress and continues to win. I don't care what Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett or Dak himself continue to say, replacing Prescott with Tony Romo when he come back from injury would be a huge mistake.
Prescott has led the Dallas Cowboys out to a very impressive 5-1 start to the 2016 season, the first time the Cowboys have been 5-1 in recent memory, and quite frankly the Cowboys are 5-1 because of the play of Prescott. If Romo had been healthy, the Cowboys would not be 5-1 at this point.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, head coach Jason Garrett and even Prescott himself have said over and over again that Prescott is just starting until Romo is able to return. I say that is a big mistake. Romo is 36 years old, obviously on the backside of his career and extremely injury prone. Removing Dak from the starting job in lieu of Romo when he is healthy enough to return would greatly hurt the Cowboys, and hurt the growth of Prescott.
In his six games as the Cowboys starter, Prescott has thrown four touchdowns against only one interception, an impressive 101.5 QB rating and 1,239 yards passing (206.5 average yards per game) and has added three more touchdowns rushing. If the Cowboys want to win, and set themselves up for long-term success, they will keep Prescott as the starter and designate Romo as his backup when he returns. As even further proof that Prescott should continue to be the Cowboys starter even when Romo returns, he has led the Cowboys to impressive wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers, in Green Bay. Prescott also broke Tom Brady's record for most career passes without throwing an interception to start his career.
But if the absolute stubbornness of owner Jerry Jones, who again has been very adamant that Romo will be the starter, prevails, the Cowboys will fall off, and fall off quickly.