Throughout this offseason, Cowboys fans, writers, and bloggers have talked about how a backup QB is a need for America's Team. We are set with what looks to be a new franchise quarterback in the form of Dak Prescott, but are we content with Kellen Moore backing him up?
A backup QB is not a player who will take your team to the Super Bowl if the starter is injured.
We forget this sometimes.
Guys like Colin Kaepernick being available gets our attention. Backup quarterbacks study the game, know all the Xs and Os. That's their job. They help starting quarterbacks by telling them what the defense is doing. In a way, they are a coach in uniform. This is what Kellen Moore brings to the table. This is why he has stayed in the NFL.
This is why he is a Dallas Cowboy, and this is why a backup QB hasn't been a need for the Cowboys this offseason.
Most fans are not happy with Moore as QB2, though. That's why we talked about potentially getting a QB late in the Draft. That's why we discussed undrafted rookies Cooper Rush and Austin Appleby immediately after they were signed.
There is a large group of fans who simply do not like Moore as the backup for Prescott. I get it, he isn't flashy. He isn't a playmaker. He is not someone who will carry the team to victory if called upon. He is not Tony Romo.
Tony Romo Being the Backup Last Year Spoiled Cowboys Fans
Last year, we had what was perhaps the best quarterback situation in the league. Dak Prescott — a fourth round rookie — surprised everyone with his performance, and sitting on the bench was veteran Tony Romo.
After rehabbing from his injury and finding himself no longer the starting QB for America's Team, we were pretty confident with the team's QB2. He was, after all, our quarterback. Romo is not coming back though. And going from Tony to Kellen as our backup may not feel good.
But let's remember that was not a common situation. It was special in a lot of ways.
I'm a big fan of Tony Romo. I have defended him all my life and will continue to do so. But it is a fact that he was injury prone. Every time he went down, we had to watch backups try to keep the team afloat. 2015 was tough. And I feel like that is a big part of why Cowboys fans are so concerned for a QB2.
We lose sight of what's really important. Dak Prescott is our quarterback. If someone is going to bring a Lombardi home, it's going to be him.
How do you feel about our current QB situation?
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