Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Michael Vick As Dak Prescott’s Backup Looms
Tony Romo will likely spend a month or two on the sidelines, which opens up a spot on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Rookie Dak Prescott will be the starter in Week 1, but who will be his backup?Advertisement
Michael Vick Deserves Another Shot?
Vick remain unsigned with just a week before the new season kicks off. But that does not mean fans will not see him on the field. The veteran quarterback has been linked to several teams in recent weeks, including the Cowboys.
The 36-year-old played five games for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, completing 60.6 percent of his passes with two touchdowns. His numbers are not daunting, but most analysts believe Vick still deserves a spot in an NFL team.
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Vick made it no secret that he wants to play in the upcoming season. And he actually specified, he wants to be a Dallas Cowboy before he retires from football.
“Every kid growing up wants to put that star on their helmet,” Vick said on The Rich Eisen Show. “You see them on Thanksgiving, on Monday night games year in and year out. It has become an annual thing. It’s a beautiful uniform and it looks good.”
Will The Dallas Cowboys Take A Gamble On Vick?
From the looks of it, there are no real indications that the Cowboys are interested in signing another quarterback. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was recently asked if they need another quarterback, particularly Johnny Manziel. Jones told TMZ, the Cowboys QB rotation is set because of Prescott.
Prescott turned heads in their first two preseason games. The 23-year-old quarterback completed 22-of-27 passes for four touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins. In their Week 3 showdown with the Seattle Seahawks, the former Mississippi State standout went 17-for-23 for 116 yards with one touchdown.
As it appears, the Cowboys will roll the dice on the rookie signal caller until Romo returns. According to Sports Day, Romo could be out for 8-10 weeks with a back injury.
But in the event Romo fails to recover quickly, will Vick get his dream of playing in a Dallas Cowboys uniform? Is he a good fit? Tell us your thoughts below.