Dallas’ Patience with Dak Prescott Could Spell Tony Romo Succession Plan

April 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has long been known for the twinkle in his eye at the mere thought of making a draft splash. He’s the guy at your Fourth of July party who loudly announces his coming splashdown, then cannonballs onto the inflatable swan.
That’s his favorite draft party trick, and everything works out just fine when the Cowboys’ success as a brand is also connected to their success as a football team. In the 2016 NFL draft, both of those sometimes competing interests worked together in perfect harmony.
The latest example of Jones’ willingness to chill poolside and let the party come to him was his patience at quarterback while waiting to choose Dak Prescott. He now slides into an ideal situation to grow, learn and develop, before possibly becoming Tony Romo’s successor.
The Cowboys selected Prescott with their late fourth-round pick (135th overall), which means that Jones wisely stuck to a blueprint laid out long before names...

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