Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is looking at an opportunity of a lifetime as rumors are swirling that he might take the starting role for the Dallas Cowboys since veteran Tony Romo needs to sit out for six to 10 weeks due to his back injury.
The Cowboys may deny reports but Romo is out after suffering a back injury which he got from a nasty hit from behind during their match with the Seattle Seahawks. The team has not given any update on Romo’s condition though ESPN has reported that the 36-year-old quarterback will be wearing a back brace for the next two weeks.
If Romo cannot play, rookie QB Dak Prescott will start vs Giants Week 1.
Prescott has looked good in the preseason. pic.twitter.com/BdaletmsgE
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Romo has been the starting quarterback for the Cowboys for the last nine seasons and things might take a turn this year. With his condition, the Cowboys have no other recourse but to bring Prescott to the starting position and lead the team. The Cowboys are also not discounting of having Romo back before their Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.
Prescott, for his part, stated that he is ready and excited about the opportunity to lead the Cowboys. He added that he has a lot of respect for Romo, who has taught him during the training camp.
“Yeah, I’m ready,” Prescott said. “I’m excited about it. It’s an opportunity. It happened in an unfortunate way, but I’m definitely excited for my chance, my opportunity.”
Dak Prescott: "I'm ready. … I feel like I belong here. I feel like this is where I'm supposed to be."
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Prescott has been an impressive work for the Cowboys during the pre-season having a total of 454 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. If Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would start Prescott against the Giants, he would possibly sit it out this Thursday for their last pre-season match against the Houston Texans. Garrett might let Jameill Showers take the starting post to see if he would be a reliable backup to Prescott.
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Prescott explained that he does not need to focus on the pressure at hand with the Cowboys. He notes that the team has a lot of talented players who could run the offense. Prescott stress that all he needs is to land the ball in the right hands and everything will be alright with the Cowboys.
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