Tony Romo Back at Practice and the Cowboys Never Really Wanted Dak Prescott Anyway

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09:   (L-R) Dak Prescott #4, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys talks with injured quarterback Tony Romo #8 prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Tony Romo Back at Practice and the Cowboys Never Really Wanted Dak Prescott Anyway

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Tony Romo Back at Practice and the Cowboys Never Really Wanted Dak Prescott Anyway

Tony Romo practiced on Thursday for the first time since he broke a bone in his back during a preseason game. While he was away, Dak Prescott filled in quite admirably and the Cowboys are going to have a real honest-to-gosh quarterback controversy on their hands when Romo is cleared to play in games. The people most surprised by this seem to be the Dallas Cowboys.

In a fun little article on ESPN, Adam Schefter broke down all the quarterbacks the Cowboys wanted to draft ahead of Prescott (Paxton Lynch, Connor Cook) and all the quarterbacks they tried to acquire to be Romo’s backup after they drafted Prescott (Nick Foles, Josh McCown).

So maybe give the Cowboys just a little less credit for nailing the draft. They had to not accomplish a lot of things they wanted to do to fall ass-backwards into Dak Prescott and a 5-1 start to the season. Who knows where Prescott would be right now if Kellen Moore hadn’t broken his ankle, defaulting him into the backup role.

 

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