Random Thought #7
• Some football storylines can’t be engineered. I find it a bit odd how the quarterback position unfolded this preseason. Before Romo came along, the Cowboys were stuck in quarterback purgatory.
The 2015 year was a banner year for the team to draft and groom a replacement. Prescott ended up landing in Dallas as the fourth rounder, but so many circumstances had to occur before his card was turned in.
Then he comes out, slashes what we thought he was, and has become a candidate to claim the preseason MVP. The moment Romo was on the turf, laid out, grimacing in pain is a moment no Dallas fan will forget. Seattle hasn’t been a welcome place for him.
The moment accelerated what we thought could have happened in November or December — not August. In his early audition to relieve the starting quarterback for the Cowboys since 2006, Dak Prescott came in and played well.
He did his job.
Random Thought #8
• I absolutely hate how owner and general manger, Jerry Jones, has handled the Romo injury. I’m perfectly okay with teams saying “I don’t know” about an injury and needing a day or two to access the MRI.
I’m not okay with dragging out false optimism and leading out the fans to a well without any water. Romo was hurt. He looked really hurt on the television set.
At some point you just can’t move your lips for the sake of keeping the balloon in the air.
Random Thought #9
• Are the Dallas Cowboys a Super Bowl caliber team with Dak Prescott?
Honestly, I don’t think they were a Super Bowl type team with Tony Romo. The playoffs? Sure. Absolutely write them in. My opinion doesn’t change with Dak Prescott in the line up.
I still believe there are holes in the defense; enough to keep this 2016 squad from going deep into the playoffs.
It’s going to be interesting to see what packages head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Lineman draw up to use Prescott’s dual-threat skill set. If anything, this mystery could stir things up in the NFC East as the other three teams prepare for the phantom rookie quarterback.
Prescott first four games are against three teams without a winning record last year. The team with a winning record of 9-7 was the Washington Redskins. The four opponents have a combined record of 26-38 in 2015.
Realistically, Prescott and the running attack could lead the Cowboys to a 3-1 record to boot the season.