I’ve been very consistent regarding my stance on the Tony Romo/Dak Prescott quarterback debacle this season: I believe Tony Romo is the better quarterback (not close), and he should have a chance to lead this team after what he’s given the Cowboys in the last 10 seasons. After Dallas rattled off their eighth straight win, the Cowboys announced Prescott as the team’s starting QB moving forward, and Romo gave a speech basically conceding the job after being told he wouldn’t have a chance to even compete for it.
First things first: After eight wins in a row, with Dallas standing alone in the NFL at 8-1, it’s impossible to make a change to the most important position in football. The Cowboys had no choice but to stick with Prescott, who really has done an outstanding job filling in for the vacant Romo. The fourth-round draft pick has exceeded everyone’s expectations, and he deserves a ton of credit for what he’s been able to do. But my true feelings still remain: I think Romo gives this team a better chance to win the Super Bowl this season, and I’m now afraid that it may be too late for that dream to come to fruition.
It’s going to be difficult to go back to Romo now, especially after his speech and the Cowboys decision to openly stick with Prescott moving forward. The only way I see Romo now returning is via injury, because it’s going to take a lot for the Cowboys to take Prescott out on account of his play. Furthermore, Prescott doesn’t have to do much; the Cowboys are a running team and things have been pretty easy for the rookie considering how dominant the offensive line is.
Ultimately, I still have hope that Romo will find his way back into the starting lineup. But I was positive it would happen before the season started, and Prescott has done enough on a weekly basis to begin to convince me that I may never see my favorite quarterback take a snap in a Cowboys jersey again. It’s a long season, and there’s still a ton of games to be played. Either way, the rest of the Cowboys season will be under the microscope and it will be entertaining regardless.