So Long, Tony Romo: Dak Prescott Wins a Game and the Cowboys Quarterback Job

October 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ARLINGTON, Texas — Let's not mince words about what we just witnessed. We saw, officially and with certainty, Dak Prescott take the reins of the quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys. Probably for the rest of the season. Probably for the next 10 years. That's it. It's done. It's over.
Prescott wasn't perfect, by far. But he stood in the face of an insane, ferocious blitz, stared down one of the NFL's best defenses and led Dallas to a 29-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
We knew this was the game where Prescott would stumble, and he did. For much of the game, Jim Schwartz's defense forced him to play from behind while facing wave after wave of blitzes. But instead of wilting, he got better and stronger, and now it's Prescott who is the biggest reason this team has won six straight and controls the NFC East.
More than all of that, this contest had an impact on the future of the franchise—for the better. Prescott showed mental toughness, ph...

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