If you have watched any of the two Dallas Cowboys preseason games you know Dak Prescott is playing out of his mind right now, especially for a rookie quarterback. Last Friday he threw for 2 TDs and ran for 2 TDs on the Dolphins. In his first preseason game against the LA Rams he threw for 2 TDS. I know it’s only preseason so not all of the starters are out there on defense but you have to happy when your rookie backup QB goes 22 of 27 for 338 yards, 6 touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing), and 0 interceptions in the first 2 preseason games.
In the brief time that Tony Romo played in the 2nd game of preseason he completed 4 out of 5 passes and looked sharp himself. Last year Romo suffered a collarbone injury that limited him to just 4 games. However, if you look back to 2014 you’ll see that Romo threw for 34 TDs and just 9 interceptions with a QB rating of 113 on the season. The 2014 Tony Romo is the type of QB that #CowboysNation is expecting to show up.
But if you know Cowboys’ fans and how determined owner Jerry Jones can be then you know that they want to win at all costs. So if Dak Prescott keeps putting up big numbers during this preseason he may get a chance to show his stuff when it counts, which could open the door for him if he plays well. With that said, barring an injury or a complete and utter collapse in skills by Romo, then you’ll see Tony be the starter for week 1 and the foreseeable future. Tony is a potential hall of famer with great experience so there is no reason at this point not to give him the ball.
If Prescott is the future for the Cowboys why on earth would you rush him when you have Tony Romo? Let Prescott develop for a season or two and learn behind your future hall of famer.
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