The Dallas Cowboys are surprising a lot of folks with their 3-1 record, something they are doing without resident star Tony Romo. One reason is rookie Dak Prescott who is pushing himself to the limit.
However, the Cowboys will be pressed with something once Romo returns from injury. The 36-year-old NFL player is recuperating from back injury, something he sustained in the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks.
This forced the hand of coach Jason Garrett to go with rookie Dak Prescott and the rookie has so far been terrific. Despite the breakthrough, team owner Jerry Jones previously said that once Romo is up and about, he will resume starting quarterback duties for Dallas, ESPN reported.
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The obvious reason behind this is that Romo is more seasoned than Prescott though his durability is in question. He may be starring right now but the real test for the former Mississippi Bulldog starts this Sunday when the Cowboys meet the Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite leading the Cowboys this far, Prescott will have to bring his A-game against the Bengals and then the Green Bay Packers the next time out. This will be his acid test to prove that he can hold up on his own despite being a freshman in the NFL, Fansided reported.
Looking ahead, the question now is what does Jones and Garrett do once Romo is in the clear. The veteran has been reportedly doing well and could be primed for a return soon. So will Cowboys go with Romo or Prescott by then?
As long as the Cowboys are doing well, it seems foolish to think that they would replace Prescott with Romo at this stage. Garrett could bat for the rookie as the starter for now and see how far he goes.
All Romo has to prove is that his healthy and ready. He barely has to prove anything other than he is fit but the final say still falls on Jones and Garrett.