Dak Prescott proved once again that they don’t need Tony Romo to return soon after leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 29-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Prescott also did this one in a comeback win. The Cowboys trailed the Eagles, 23-16 early in the fourth quarter but Prescott threw two touchdowns late in the fourth and overtime to save the win at home for Dallas.
The Cowboys improved to 6-1 with the win and are doing it without veteran starting quarterback Romo, who suffered a back injury during the preseason. He is set to rejoin the team in the next few weeks but Prescott’s performance Sunday night will force him to a back up role.
There are also rumors that the team is considering trading Romo since the rookie quarterback has shown he can handle the pressure under center this season. These are all speculations for now but with the big win against the Eagles, the Cowboys could be sticking with Prescott for a long time unless he suffers from an injury.
Prescott threw just 19-of-39 completions for 287 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception. But the late-game rally made up for his poor passing in the early part of the game.
Ezekiel Elliot led the ground game with 96 yards on 22 carries while Dez Bryant caught 4 passes for 113 yards with a touchdown.
For the Eagles, Carson Wentz had 202 passing yards on 32-of-43 completions with a touchdown and Darren Sproles ran for 86 yards on 15 carries.
The Eagles dropped to 4-3 with the loss tying the New York Giants and Washington Redskins in the NFC East.
Dak Prescott looks good as a starter for the Cowboys. It could be time to trade Tony Romo soon.
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