The QB controversy in Dallas lives on. Is Dak still their guy?
In wake of last Sunday’s game, the internet and Sports Center were freaking out about the fact that Cowboys finally lost and that it was all Dak’s fault. They were hoping that their coach would answer their prayers and put the perfect Tony Romo back in. But I don’t think that is not the right move. In the past six years Tony Romo has led the Cowboys to a .500 season four times, had a losing season once, and as we all know was injured last year.
From there the Cowboys ended up going 4-12 which was their worst season on record since 1989. Every fan was devastated, and were close to tears over their projections of the upcoming season. But what happened? That’s right. Dak Prescott was the savior that this franchise needed. He and Ezekiel Elliott have led this team to an 11-2 season and have shown few signs of slowing down.
All these sports analysts are saying “It’s time for Romo to return” and “They need a veteran”. But let’s back up here. Just cause Dak Prescott had a bad game he is done Imagine if Tony Romo were still out of the picture, would you be calling for their 3rd string to play? No, you wouldn’t. You are fantasizing about a better time, when Dak has been providing exactly what is needed and is one of the main reasons that this franchise is close to having home field advantage come playoff season.
He just had a bad game. Those happen. You think Brady’s never had a bad game? What about Peyton Manning? Hell, what about Romo? In the 2014 season, the last season Romo played the whole time, he threw nine interceptions in 15 games. That’s not even the worst. What happened last year? He played in 4 games and somehow threw 7 interceptions. That’s terrible! That’s close to 2 EVERY game. So Dak throwing 2 in a single game? And only 4 in a season? You need to rethink your positions.
Dak Prescott has the second highest QBR in the league for a reason. He’s good. As a rookie, he is ranked by ESPN only behind Tom Brady. That’s the dream. So, is that really 2nd string material? No. That is the make-up of a first-string quarterback who is going to take this franchise to its first Super Bowl victory in 20 years. Tony Romo hasn’t even been to the Super Bowl in 10 years, let’s see if Dak can win it in his first.