Tony Romo will never start another game for the Dallas Cowboys. Why should he? The Cowboys’ long-term, always-injured QB got hurt again in the pre-season, and since, rookie Dak Prescott has taken the league by storm.
Prescott and another rookie, running back Ezekiel Elliott, have led the Cowboys to a 5-1 record, first place in the NFC East, and honestly, Dallas hasn’t been this hype since Terrell Owens got laid out on the star.
It seems that the Cowboys have turned the corner – sure, Romo got them to the playoffs, and he’s been an above-average quarterback on solid teams, but were they ever a real threat in the playoffs? There was something about Romo and the Cowboys that always made me think they were going to blow it, and they usually did.
But with Dak and Zeke, the best QB-RB name duo probably ever (honorable mention: Carl Brumbaugh and Bronko Nagurski), the Cowboys have an electricity and optimism that hasn’t been seen in a long time. With Romo, Dallas has been stagnant over the past few years – but now, there seems to be new possibilities.
If the Cowboys go back to Romo when he returns from injury this season, they will be going back to stagnancy. It’s not because he’s worse than Dak, as Romo probably could have done the same this season against an easy schedule, but his injuries have been too much for the ‘Boys to handle. It’s time to move on. Dak Prescott is the new face of Dallas. Goodbye, Tony Romo, thanks for the memories.