NFL Rumors: Cowboys benching Dak Prescott on Week 8 with Tony Romo returning from injury

NFL Rumors: Cowboys benching Dak Prescott on Week 8 with Tony Romo returning from injury

The Dallas Cowboys are surprisingly good with a record of 3-1 despite having a rookie quarterback Dak Prescott as the starter. However, the latest NFL rumors imply that the Cowboys will bench Prescott on Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles with Tony Romo coming back from injury.

The 23-year-old QB just set an NFL rookie record for most pass attempts without an interception in the 24-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. He also has the poise of a veteran and playing every week helps speed up his development.

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However, Tony Romo, who is out with a back injury, is set to return on October 30 against the Eagles. According to Clarence Hill of The Star-Telegram, the fractured bone in the back of Romo is healing on schedule and the MRI exam last week showed great results.

If Dak Prescott continues to rack up the wins this month, the Cowboys are in a tough position to choose between their longtime starter and a rookie QB who has led them this season. Cameron DaSilva of FOX Sports thinks that a healthy Romo is a better player than Prescott.

“Romo is statistically one of the 10 best quarterbacks in the game today – when healthy. Prescott is not. Down the road, he very well could be. But right now, that isn’t close to being the case,” DaSilva opined.

“Romo’s presence elevates the Cowboys’ offense in ways that aren’t always seen in the stat sheet, either. He has the ability to throw receivers open by knowing where the defender won’t be, rather than waiting for a receiver to come open the way Prescott does,” he added.

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Dak Prescott has about a month left to prove that he is the real deal before Tony Romo is 100 percent healthy once again. However, the Mississippi State product has been saying the right things in his interviews regarding Romo, calling the Cowboys as “Tony’s team.”

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