Skip Bayless has never been lacking in controversial takes. But the one he presented on Wednesday morning deserves some special consideration, given his closeness with the Dallas Cowboys franchise and owner Jerry Jones.
On Wednesday’s episode of UNDISPUTED, a FS1 show he co-hosts with former NFL TE Shannon Sharpe, Bayless said he believes Jones is about to bench former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott for the playoff run.
Prescott, who was a fourth-round selection in the NFL Draft that began fall camp as the No. 3 QB on the Cowboys depth chart, earned a Pro Bowl selection on Tuesday night as a result of guiding the Cowboys to a 12-2 record during his rookie season.
“This is what I now believe Jerry is trying to do,” Bayless explained. “He is about the prepare the NFL world for what he is about to do.
“He is about to replace Dak Prescott with Tony Romo for the playoff run. And, look, it’s been clear to me all along. I keep telling you– he thinks Dak has been a nice, cute little story. But he thinks that Tony Romo could become the greatest story ever told in NFL annals.”
Bayless went on to explain that at 74 years old and with three Super Bowls in the distant rear-view mirror, replacing Dak with Romo and winning it all would be the exclamation point on his legacy:
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 21, 2016
Time will tell if Bayless is blowing smoke or if there’s merit to the theory he’s putting out there.
Meanwhile, Prescott continues grinding out victories in impressive fashion. The former Mississippi State star rebounded from a rough performance against the New York Giants to turn in an outing that has been bested just one time in NFL history against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.