Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garret has announced that their starting quarterback Tony Romo will be out until midseason. But this could be a blessing in disguise for the franchise, which have a younger option at QB in Dak Prescott.
NFL rumors state that the Cowboys are not worried about Romo’s injury so they can go younger and healthier at the quarterback position.
The 23-year-old Prescott, who was the Cowboys fourth round pick (135th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, will take over under center in Dallas. He will replace the injury-prone 35-year-old Romo, who was hurt again even before the season started, after breaking his back in a preseason game Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks beat the Cowboys, 27-17 but Prescott played well in place of Romo, who was injured just in the opening minutes of the game. Prescott had 116 passing yards on 17 of 23 completions with a touchdown.
The Cowboys’ coach announced the bad news for Dallas in the team’s official website. But this could also be good news for the Cowboys so they can start moving on from Romo, who has not be healthy the last few seasons.
According to NFL rumors, the injury is in the same area as Romo’s previous back injuries but a different one. However, the veteran QB’s injury is starting to pile up and he might never be the same player again for the Cowboys after the latest injury.
Watch the play where Romo injured his back:
Stephen Jones, the executive vice president for the Cowboys, said that the injury was, “a punch to the gut” via Dallas Morning News. However, with a promising QB like Prescott, the Cowboys are not panicking yet for the new NFL season and NFL rumors state that Dallas is even looking forward to the future with Prescott.
In the 2016 preseason, Prescott had 139 passing yards on 10 of 12 completions with two touchdowns in a 28-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He also had 199 passing yards on 12 of 15 completions with two touchdowns in a 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins.
The Cowboys are losing Tony Romo but it could be good for the franchise so they can develop the young Dak Prescott to a starting role at the quarterback position next season and the future.
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