The Dallas Cowboys continue to play well without veteran quarterback Tony Romo. On Sunday, they beat the Green Bay Packers, 30-16 behind rookie quarterback Dak Prescott’s three touchdowns and good defense from the Cowboys.
Prescott completed 18 of 27 attempts for 247 passing yards and he was sacked twice, had two fumbles and had a pass intercepted. But he led the Cowboys to a 5-1 start in the 2016 NFL regular season.
Talks about Tony Romo being traded has picked up after the great performance from Prescott. Terrance Williams had 75 receiving yards (4 catches) and Cole Beasley had 58 receiving yards (6 catches) and four other receivers had more than 17 receiving yards.
The Cowboys’ running game was also on, with Ezekiel Elliot’s 28 carries leading to 157 rushing yards. Green Bay allowed just 171 rushing yards in their first four games of the 2016 regular season.
“You just couldn’t ask for more inspiration from a player because everybody on this team knows what a difficult position that is to play,” Cowboys owner and the general manager stated to ESPN about Prescott. Jones earlier in the week said that they are still considering Romo as the No. 1 QB when he comes back from his injury.
The Cowboys lost their season opener to the New York Giants but has now won five straight games, against the Washington Redskins (27-23), Chicago Bears (31-17), San Francisco 49ers (24-17), Cincinnati Bengals (28-14) and Packers.
Meanwhile, the Packers could not get a third straight win after victories over the Detroit Lions (34-27) and Giants (23-16).