Dak Prescott has officially been named the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
Following reports that Tony Romo’s back injury would keep the veteran quarterback out for as long as 10 weeks, the Dallas Morning News’ David Moore reported that the former Mississippi State quarterback will be the Cowboys’ starter in Week 1. Moore said Dallas will seek a veteran quarterback to back up the rookie.
Dak Prescott will open season as starter. There is no debate there. Jerry and Stephen Jones say they will look for veteran backup.
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) August 27, 2016
Prescott is the first rookie quarterback to earn a starting job this season, ahead of first-round picks Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch. The Cowboys selected Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The rookie has completed 39 of 50 passes for 454 yards and 5 touchdowns and no interceptions to go with 2 rushing scores through three preseason games.