Cowboys Quarterback Issue That’s Really A Nonissue

    Contrary to popular belief, the DO NOT have a .

    If Tony Romo was 100% healthy today, and the rest of the Cowboys staff would have no problem reinserting him as the starting this week against the .

    Don't get me wrong. Dak Prescott has done an outstanding job the first four games of the , but he still has a long ways to go until he can operate this as efficiently as Romo does.

    Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Quarterback Issue That's Really A Nonissue 3The reason this is even a discussion at all is because a rookie 4th round draft pick has defied all and helped a beat up Dallas Cowboys team scratch and claw their way to a 3-1 winning record.

    In four games, Prescott has shown the poise of a veteran QB, thrown with accuracy, and most importantly not turned the ball over. He has 1,012 passing yards and is responsible for five total touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing).

    In fact, Prescott has played so well that he has set a rookie record by throwing 131 pass attempts without an interception.

    You couldn't have asked for anything more from a rookie QB, especially from a player that wasn't even expected to see the field in 2016.

    Of course, all of that changed when was lost to an in , which promoted Prescott to be the backup for . Then, Romo lasted three entire plays in the third game against the before injuring his back once again.

    To say it was a perfect storm that allowed to become the Cowboys starting QB to start the 2016 season would be an understatement. Everything fell in place perfectly for Prescott, but that doesn't make him the best option to lead the Cowboys offense for the entire year.

    Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Quarterback Issue That's Really A Nonissue 1
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    It's funny how we quickly forget how good Tony Romo actually is.

    Romo has become arguably the greatest statistical quarterback the Dallas Cowboys have had in the of the organization. He has the most passing yards, touchdowns, the highest completion percentage, passer rating, and averages more passing yards per game than any other Cowboys quarterback.

    The only real concern with Romo is his problem staying healthy, especially the last few years.

    His last healthy season was in 2014 when the Dallas Cowboys were just a Dez Bryant catch away from a Championship game. That season he threw for 34 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

    That 2014 team isn't all that different from this years squad. The offense is relying heavily on the this year and Dak Prescott has been doing a good job of throwing to the open receiver.

    I personally have nothing against Prescott. I actually believe he is going to be the future QB for this team, but right now a healthy Tony Romo gives the offense the best chance to put points on the board and outscore their opponents.

    The one thing the Prescott hasn't really been able to do yet is connect with his wide receivers and pick up those big plays for large chunks of yards. That's why Ezekiel Elliott is still having to run against eight-man fronts, but with the reinsertion of Tony Romo in the lineup that should all change.

    Can you imagine how good Elliott can be without having to face a stacked box every time he runs the ball?

    I think that's what we will see once Tony Romo is back under . He is more willing to take shots down the field. There have been chances for Prescott to do the same, but either he hasn't seen Terrance Williams or Brice Butler open deep, or he just prefers to take the safer throw. Regardless, Romo is still the better option for this team to succeed.

    Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Quarterback Issue That's Really A Nonissue 2Having said all that, there is still one scenario in which I see Dak Prescott remain the starter after Romo is back to full strength. That is if he can win this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and next week's game on the road against the .

    If Prescott can enter the Cowboys with a 5-1 record, I have a hard time believing the can justify changing things up with the team on a winning streak.

    In an article I wrote before the season started I had Prescott with a 3-3 record heading into the bye week, but I hope I'm wrong.

    This will continue be a hot topic for debate until something is finally officially announced, but as things stand right now there absolutely is NOT a quarterback controversy in Dallas.

    We all just need to relax. Having two really good quarterbacks is not a bad problem to have.

    What do you think the Dallas Cowboys should do with the quarterback situation?

    Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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    Romo does not operate this offese efficiently.

    Tommy Roberts

    Drock do you actually watch the games I’m going to post something for you but first I’m going to say those if Tony Romo had a defense tony have a less 2 rings Eli Manning wouldn’t have one but this might change your mind it let me post it go to twitter page tommyroberts29

    Steve K

    Tony Romo’s performance stats are irrefutable, but sometimes it’s hard to remember how good Tony was in the past because it was so far in the past. Additionally, you also have to caveat his excellent stats with the phrase “when he’s healthy,” which hasn’t been very much lately, or over the past few years. Also, let’s talk about stats that matter, namely playoff wins. One – granted, it’s a team game. Finally, there is such a thing as momentum. Tom Brady made Drew Bledsoe go away. But then again, Drew Bledsoe was a terrible QB… (not), and that didn’t work out very well, did it?
    Love your work. Keep it up.