The debate has gone on for weeks: Will the Dallas Cowboys turn back to Pro Bowl QB Tony Romo when he is healthy enough to return from a back injury?
Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott is doing all he can to make that answer a “no.” The fourth-round draft pick has taken the NFL by storm, guiding the Cowboys to a 5-1 record in a new-look backfield alongside fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who was a first-round pick at running back out of Ohio State.
Prescott broke Tom Brady’s NFL record for most pass attempts to begin a career without an interception before finally making his first mistake in a 30-16 win against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
But his first interception did little to sour the performance, as Prescott finished 18-for-27 passing for 247 yards passing and 3 touchdowns in the road victory.
After the game was over, the internet made it very clear — fans want to see Prescott play this thing out, with or without a healthy Tony Romo.
Here are some of the prominent personalities who offered that opinion:
That's it: No more Tony Romo this year, unless there's an injury. Dak Prescott just won the right to take the reins the rest of the season.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 16, 2016
Kinda sad, but I think watching from the sidelines today… even Tony Romo has to know that Dak Prescott should be the QB right now.
— Steve Eagar (@steveeagar) October 16, 2016
If the Cowboys go back to Tony Romo, it would be nothing short of insane. Dak Prescott has earned the right to be the guy rest of season.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 16, 2016
Asked Jerry Jones about benching a possible 5-1 Dak Prescott if he beats Green Bay on the road for Tony Romo, he walked away
— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) October 10, 2016
There is NO WAY Romo starts when he's able to play. Unless he takes a crowbar to Dak's knee.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) October 16, 2016
The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, and it is still unclear whether Romo will be ready to play again in Week 8.