Dallas Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott had a stellar preseason debut, fueling speculation that the rookie could eventually take the starting spot from Tony Romo. Is a Tony Romo trade on the horizon?
Prescott Played Like A First Overall Pick
Prescott came out of nowhere and outplayed 2016 NFL Draft first overall pick Jared Goff during their 28-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. It was an anticipated match because of Goff but Prescott stole the show.
The former Mississippi state standout completed 10 of his 12 passes for 139 yards with two touchdowns and no interception. Based on their performance, Prescott looked like the top rookie QB, not Goff, USA Today reported.
The Cowboys have been linked to possible trades or signings to address their need for a backup quarterback. They were linked to Johnny Manziel and Michael Vick, but it appears Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has found his signal caller of the future. When asked why they won’t sign Manziel, Jones told TMZ: “Dak Prescott.”
And because of his impressive debut for the Cowboys, there is a growing speculation that he could take over, while Romo will be shipped out in the near future. But as it appears, Prescott will likely stay as a backup at least for now.
Romo To Retire In A Dallas Cowboys Uniform
Romo has spent his entire career in Dallas but has been slowed down by injuries, particularly last season where he played just four games. The 36-year-old completed 68.6 percent of his passes for just five touchdowns against seven interceptions last season.
But despite his recent struggles, Romo is not going anywhere. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said earlier this month that they will not trade Romo — probably until he retires.
“Inside, everybody has always had respect for Tony,” Jones said via Sportsday. “I just think his value speaks for itself. He’s one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, if not the top. I wouldn’t trade him for anybody.”