After Dak Prescott’s Piss Poor Game, The Cowboys Addressed Whether They’d Consider Sticking Tony Romo Under Center
Twelve games into his rookie season, Das Prescott finally showed a kink in his armor. Prescott completed 17 of 37 passes for 137 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday’s 10-7 loss vs the New York Giants. His QB rating was his worst of the season at 45.4 and this marks the third straight game Prescott finished under 200 yards passing.
Bottom line is that Prescott was bound to momentarily falter and the premature whispers for a healthy Tony Romo to replace him are as predictable as a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception. When asked after the game whether the Cowboys would consider Tony Romo under center for the final leg of the season, both Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones stomped that in its tracks.
Via Star Telegram:
“No,” Garrett said “we feel good about Dak playing quarterback for us.” […] “We feel good about where Dak is right now with our football team.”
Owner Jerry Jones was even more definitive when asked about bringing Romo off the bench in relief of Prescott.
“No. No. No. No,” Jones said. “Not at all. Let me just say that.”
“First of all he’s got 13 NFL ball games at a high level under his belt,” Jones said. “What’s he got four interceptions now? Is it four? OK, so he’s got four interceptions in 13 ball games. I feel good about our quarterback, and I like what we are at the quarterback position as well. We should have asked and wanted him to make the drive that might have won this thing for us tonight. We were within striking distance. I don’t want to make excuses. Most of what happened to us offensively tonight was a well coached NYG defense more than a failing of a player or players.”
It will be very interesting to see what happens in the final three games of the season. The Cowboys take on a very competent Bucs squad (8-5), a Lions team that leads the NFC North, and the Eagles. If Prescott loses any one of these, the talking heads will call for Prescott’s head on a stake.
Meanwhile, Tony be like:
[h/t Star Telegram]