NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys might not name Dak Prescott as starter next season

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Dak Prescott (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr)

Dak Prescott has one of the best rookie campaigns in NFL history. He led the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 record after Tony Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason. However, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett did not guarantee that Prescott will be the starter next season.

Cowboys lose to Packers in thriller

The Cowboys’ promising season ended abruptly in their first postseason game in the NFC Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers. Dak Prescott played a great game as he helped the Cowboys come back from a big deficit.

However, the Packers won the game, 34-31, when kicker Mason Crosby hit the game-winning 51-yard field goal. Nevertheless, Dallas has a bright future with Prescott making plays along with fellow rookie, running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Dak Prescott may not be a starter next season

In an interview with Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett insisted that the team’s starting QB for next season is not yet named. It should be noted that Tony Romo is fully healthy and he could earn back his starting job.

“Don’t want to get into those discussions,” Garrett said when asked if Prescott will be the starting quarterback next season.

Cowboys fans do not need to get upset because Prescott is going to be the starter even if Romo is healthy. Garrett was just not looking to stir any issues because Romo might get traded this offseason.

Remarkable season for Dak Prescott

In his first season, the 23-year-old quarterback completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions. The Cowboys drafted Prescott in the fourth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State University.

The Cowboys were not expected to make the playoffs this season, especially when Tony Romo got injured in the preseason. However, Prescott showed a lot of poise and consistency as he led the Cowboys to an NFC East title.

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