Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has played so well in Tony Romo’s absence some have rightly wondered if the youngster could keep the starting job.
Time to bring those wonders to a halt.
According to a source that spoke with CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the starting job still very much belongs to Romo once he gets healthy:
One source asserted that there is “zero chance” that Romo does not start when cleared, pointing to the commitment owner Jerry Jones has made to the veteran quarterback and the bond between the two. The Cowboys’ brass believes it will have a more robust, well-rounded offense with Romo back under center, and that he is best positioned to cull the maximum production out of their array of weapons in the passing game.
Prescott has looked excellent over four games, completing 67.9 percent of his passes with three touchdowns to no interceptions. He’s added another two scores on the ground.
Alas, this report doesn’t register as much of a surprise. When healthy, Romo is one of the better quarterbacks in the league and the offense can open up with him more under center based on simple experience.
Still, the Cowboys have learned a valuable lesson over the past few weeks—the backup role is secure, and the future of the franchise might be as well. Considering Romo hasn’t played in a full season since 2012, this early season experience with Prescott as the leader might prove quite valuable later this year.