Jerry Jones is the only human on the planet who can screw this up now. The football gods handed him a quarterback gift from the heavens when it looked like his season was lost. His mission, if chose to accept it, was to leave well enough alone.
It’s unclear whether the All-Pro micromanager will remain on the sideline during the 5-1 Cowboys’ prosperous start to this season or mess the whole damn thing up. The smart money: Never underestimate this man’s cluelessness.
The Cowboys burgeoning quarterback “controversy” should end this minute: America’s Team is now Dak Prescott’s team no matter how fixated their owner is on a broken-down old man, who can’t be trusted anymore.
Sorry, Tony Romo. The jig is up. You lost your job. Those are the breaks, buddy.
The NFL is a cut-throat, bottom-line business. Sometimes the next man up delivers and you get banished to irrelevance. Fifteen years ago, Drew Bledsoe was the poor sap. Last year, Geno Smith.
Now, Romo and his healed back should sit back and enjoy the ride until further notice.
Take the blinders off, Jerry, Dak Prescott is your new quarterback.
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Prescott’s Cowboys won their fifth in a row with a dominant 30-16 triumph over the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, prompting the obvious question to every sane soul out there: Why would anyone in their right mind want to disrupt all these good vibes?
It makes no sense on any level.
The Cowboys weren’t exactly waiting on Roger Staubach to rescue them. Romo is a brittle 35-year-old quarterback. He has a grand total of two career playoff wins in 12 seasons. He’s lost twice as much as he’s won in the postseason.
This is the guy that Jones has a crush on? This is the guy that the owner can’t live without?
Romo evidently has other members of the Jones family under a weirdo trance too. Three weeks ago, Dallas Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President Stephen Jones claimed that “the plan is to go back to Tony,” because “this is Tony’s team.”
Cowboys’ management has said all the right things about Tony Romo, but how can they ignore Dak Prescott’s play?
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It’s like the Bizarro World down there.
Maybe Jerry and Stephen weren’t sold on Prescott back then, but it’s time for both of them to wise up. Prescott broke Tom Brady’s record for consecutive passes to begin a career without an interception on Sunday. He finally threw his first pick on his 177th pass attempt.
Prescott went 18 for 27 for 247 yards and three touchdowns to hand the Packers their first October home loss in six years and keep Dallas all alone atop the NFC East entering their bye. The fourth-round rookie signal caller has four consecutive games with at least a 100 passer rating.
But Jones still isn’t ready to announce that Prescott will be his starter when the Cowboys face the Eagles in Week 8.
“I wouldn’t say unequivocally anything other than we just beat the Green Bay Packers,” Jones said Sunday night.
Dak Prescott has the Cowboys sitting at 5-1 heading into the bye week.
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Somebody should remind the glory-seeking owner that he has a pretty good thing going right now with Prescott in charge. Why disrupt that to accommodate a guy, who has never delivered the ultimate prize?
The Cowboys have a winning formula: A mistake-free quarterback, a ferocious rushing attack and a surprisingly good defense that forced four turnovers in Green Bay.
Prescott isn’t Superman. He has limitations, but his winning mojo is undeniable. He made one pivotal play after another to beat Green Bay. He’s far from a complete quarterback, but anyone with the gift of sight realizes that he’s getting better with each passing week.
The most frightening part for the rest of the NFL: The Cowboys are winning while Prescott is learning on the job.
Imagine how dangerous Dallas will be when this kid finally gets it.
Wake up, Jerrah. Don’t mess this up.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News