You know where I stand on Dak Prescott: He should remain the starter until he loses the job because of his play on the field. Yes, I’m aware Tony Romo has had a great career and posted incredible stats.
That being said, there’s nothing to gain by putting Romo in at QB the moment he’s healthy. It actually jeopardizes Romo’s future with the franchise because if he comes in and gets hurt again – like last year – it’s over for sure. Romo is 36, has a recent history of major injuries, and isn’t what he used to be in the pocket. His last rushing TD was in 2012. Prescott already has three this season.
Sure, Prescott has limitations. He’s making throws to the first and second level, but rarely goes deep downfield. (Note: He hasn’t had Dez Bryant the last two games.)
“I try to put myself in Tony’s shoes. I’m sure Tony wants to play. I mean, he doesn’t want to get injured, he wants to be productive, but you have to look at the dynamics right now. And [the Cowboys] really are hitting on all cylinders. So, this is hypothetically thinking, if you are Tony you say, ‘You know what, as much as I want to play, I don’t want to press the issue.’ I want to play but I’m going to let it play out right now and it is probably better if Dak starts struggling and then they bring me in rather than they put me in and then all of a sudden we’re not hitting on all cylinders and everyone’s like, ‘Ah, they should have got rid of Tony, blah, blah.’ … I’m not saying that you tell [Jason] Garrett or Jerry Jones, ‘Look, I don’t want to play.’ I think, you want to play but I don’t want to mess up the dynamics of the team. If we get to a point where we’re struggling, then it is time for me to come in. Now, I know that’s a hard thing to do. … I just think you are better if you wait until you are really needed. And I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Tony.”
Brett Favre isn’t wrong.
Brett Favre knows a little something about backups being the most popular guy in town. That’s how he got his start in Green Bay.
Remember, Favre partied his way out of Atlanta, then got lucky that Don Majkowski got hurt, and never relinquished the job. Of course, Romo’s had a much better career than Majkowski, but the point remains: Chemistry, and the dynamics of the team, should be valued as much or more than stats.