What Dak Prescott means for the future of the Dallas Cowboys
2. Tony Romo gets a competitive push
Dak Prescott scored a 154.5 passer rating on August 13th against the Los Angeles Rams. He completed over 80 percent of his passes. He ran the ball twice for 13 yards, one of which set up a successful field goal by Dan Bailey.
Then on August 19th, Prescott improved his passer rating by helping lift the Cowboys over the Miami Dolphins with a 158.3 quarterback rating.
He tossed another pair of touchdown passes. He made it look easy. He made it look like he did it before at the pro level. He ran the ball three times for 28 yards and two scores.
In two preseason games, the six-foot-two quarterback has six touchdowns to his name against just one sack and no interceptions. Let that sink in a bit.
I know Tony Romo is.
For the first time in his career, the Cowboys aren’t just talking about bringing someone behind Romo. Someone is here. Someone for Romo to teach and pass his skills on to. Most importantly, there’s a quarterback on the roster that can actually push Romo to become a better Tony Romo.
With Romo at 36 years of age, that’s saying a lot.
Like us, Tony Romo can’t help but smile when Prescott runs, throws or scores. It’s exciting. Fans are getting a whiff of the future — not just a fart in the wind. All this spectacle has to remind Romo of a younger version of himself.
Romo was once the young gunslinger who captivated Dallas fans into believing the Cowboys are back from mediocrity. Romo was the NFL headliner. He was the guy who dated celebrities, took cool vacations and wore his baseball cap backwards.
Fast forward to today, Romo’s stat lines speaks for themselves. He owns a 97.1 overall quarterback rating. He will surpass the 35,000 passing yards mark. He has thrown 4,331 regular season passes with 247 touchdowns against 117 interceptions.
We don’t know how his storybook career will end but, one thing is for sure: Tony Romo is super competitive. His name gets tagged along Hall of Fame murmurs and Super Bowl titles.
Romo might be smiling about what the guy behind him is doing, but deep down inside the depths of Romo, I believe this will light a new fire.
Because of Dak Prescott’s recent impressive play, Romo will find a way to remind everyone why the Dallas Cowboys belongs to him.
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