Though Jerry Jones is likely confident about Romo's replacement in Prescott at the moment, it's a lot easier to have that reassurance with a workhorse back like Elliott to carry the load. In the meantime, the Cowboys will hope some of Dak Prescott's preseason success translates over to the regular season while they rely on a pounding ground game, led by arguably the league's top offensive line and rookie of the year candidate Ezekiel Elliott, to hold them over until Romo returns. But he ended up falling to the Cowboys in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.
It actually might make the most sense for the Cowboys to place Tony Romo on injured reserve (IR) in order to free up a roster spot after the final round of cuts take place on August 30. "You know what happened to Bledsoe and Brady", Jones continued.
It was a scenario that played out in 2001, when a little known sixth-round pick named Tom Brady caught fire in his rookie season and supplanted long-time starter Drew Bledsoe for the New England Patriots. You know that. You know what happened to Bledsoe and [Tom] Brady. Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones also said "It's kind of a day-to-day, week-to-week thing". "Now he's the starting quarterback", Butler said Sunday. But I'm pretty sure when he got here, he was like, I'm going to be the future of this franchise. It hurts bad. But I can tell you this time we're not going to be sitting around worrying when Tony gets back. "That's how much they like Dak right now". We can't say, 'We need to go 3-3, ' or whatever, with Tony gone.
It sounds insane to think about when considering Prescott only has three preseason games under his belt, but the fourth-round pick seems ready for the challenge.
Given the run-heavy nature of the Cowboys' offense, it isn't as if Prescott is going to be asked to go out there and win them games on his arm alone either.