Romo Shmomo — Dak Prescott Cannot Be Benched
It is starting to sound like a broken record but the Dallas Cowboys cannot take Dak Prescott out of the starting lineup. All the rookie quarterback from Mississippi State does is win football games. He has guided Dallas to five straight wins including today's 30-16 beat down of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Cowboys do not win games on the road in Green Bay, either in the regular season or during the playoffs. In fact, this was only their second win in 10 games at Lambeau. Suddenly Dallas is a contender and #4 was at the controls of this rocket ship that continues to fly in uncharted territory.
Dak Prescott finally tossed an interception after 176 pass attempts, a new NFL rookie record. He did have three touchdown passes against the Packers along with 247 yards. Prescott's emergence, along with rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott's outstanding play have energized the Cowboys. The defense has been outstanding, despite missing Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory with suspensions. DeMarcus Lawrence returned from his four game suspension and had a big impact on the pass rush against the Packers. Too many good things are happening to mess with this team's mojo.
Tony Romo's back has healed and it is a matter of weeks before he will be declared healthy enough to return to the starting lineup. However, the Cowboys are rolling and the last thing they need is a 36-year old gimpy veteran to slow them down. Romo has been the face of the franchise for more than a decade, but this team has never had a good backup quarterback capable of winning games. Prescott is more than a backup; he was the best quarterback ever to play at Mississippi State and he is experiencing a level of success that no other NFL rookie signal callers can relate to. If Jerry Jones is smart (and that is a big "if"), he will convince his high priced quarterback to take one for the team and let the kid play.