Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott played his guts out in heartbreaking playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And now the Dallas Cowboys are going to just move on from the rookie sensation who guided the team to a 13-3 season after Tony Romo was injured in the preseason?
If you’re buying what FOX Sports’ Skip Bayless is selling, the answer to that is “Yes.”
During a Tuesday morning episode of “UNDISPUTED,” Bayless told co-host Shannon Sharpe the following: “I’m here to say right here, right now– I think Tony Romo will be the starter in Game 1 for the Dallas Cowboys. They’ll put Dak in mothballs. They’ll just put him on the back burner.”
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 17, 2017
That line of thinking, which Bayless himself admits he doesn’t support, seems to be counter to what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has indicated in the days after the loss. While Jones is a known Romo supporter, he denied even considering the idea of benching Prescott with Romo during the playoff game against the Packers in spite of a significant early deficit.
In fact, many believe that trading or releasing Romo to eliminate the hint of a quarterback controversy may be among the Cowboys’ first moves of the off-season.
Bayless, who is a self-proclaimed Cowboys supporter, has expressed a desire for Romo to be traded, but his statement stems from his belief that Jerry Jones will ultimately fall back in love with his high-priced veteran quarterback now that he’s in good health.
The new show on FS1 has struggled to gain traction with viewers. It’s a fact which Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch seems intent on continually reminding Bayless via Twitter.
On Jan. 12, Undisputed drew 105,000 viewers.
On same day/slot, a Columbo rerun on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries drew 319,000. https://t.co/6tGjlaI8FW
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 16, 2017