NFL rookie Dak Prescott is looking to remain the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
So far, he’s off to quite the start after taking over for veteran Tony Romo following a preseason back injury.
Under Prescott, the Cowboys have won five consecutive games (5-1 overall) and Sunday brought forth perhaps his best performance yet. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns in a win against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Dak Prescott even found the time to set a new NFL record: he threw 176 passes to start his career before Packers safety Morgan Burnett picked him off late in the third quarter for his first interception.
.@Dak PRESCOTT. NFL HISTORY!
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 16, 2016
Is Romo’s Spot Still His?
With Tony Romo getting closer to returning for a November 6 game against the Cleveland Browns, the question now is whether he’ll be in the starting line up.
Should Dak Prescott (5-1) keep the starting job once Tony Romo is healthy?
The decision isn't looking any easier: https://t.co/8BArsCIrY1
— ESPN (@espn) October 17, 2016
As of now, Romo is still one of the best passers in the NFL. That is, unless his back injury has dwindled his abilities significantly.
Throughout his career as a Dallas Cowboy since 2005, Romo has thrown for 34,154 passing yards and 247 passing touchdowns. But it could be difficult for the Cowboys to trust Romo to stay healthy, or to bench Prescott and ask its offense to break the rhythm and momentum it now has.
As of now, team owner Jerry Jones has avoided answering the question.
The only thing certain for now is that after a bye week, Dallas next plays on October 30 against Philadelphia.