Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to their fifth straight win on Sunday, beating the Green Bay Packers, 30-16, at Lambeau Field. Prescott finished 18-of-27 for 247 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, throughly outplaying Aaron Rodgers.
Still, Ben Rogers believes that Prescott will take a backseat to Tony Romo as soon as Romo is healthy and ready to return to action.
“I think Romo’s getting the job back no matter what,” the 105.3 The Fan host said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “When Romo’s healthy, he’s getting the job back. If somebody thinks Romo won’t even get the job back, they’re crazy. He will get the job back. Can he hold on to it? If he struggles or if he gets hurt again, it’s over, and I think Dak will be waiting in the wings. But regardless of what happens this year, the Cowboys will be at a fascinating situation this offseason, as they have told decide do they part ways with him? Because there’s a way to get out of his contract and only get hit with about $9-10 million per year for two years. If they think Dak can be the guy for $400,000 or whatever it is, they might do that with Tony.”
Rogers believes Prescott is excelling in this offense because of a great offensive line, a great running game, and a strong play-action attack that keeps defenses honest.
“Tony Romo will be successful for all those same reasons – and even more,” Rogers said. “What people don’t realize is that the Cowboys aren’t even opening up the full playbook to Dak Prescott. So the thought that Romo is going to come in and not be as effective as a fourth-round rookie, to me, is ludicrous.”
The Cowboys (5-1), who have a bye this week, could start 6-1, 7-1, 8-1 – whatever. It doesn’t matter – at least not to Rogers.
Whenever Romo is healthy, he’s getting the job back,” Rogers said. “I don’t know what the perception of him is nationally, but those who have been around the Cowboys, who know him, who know how the organization feels about him and knows what he’s really like, this guy is the best fourth-quarter quarterback of all time. He’s got so many comeback drives, so many game-winning drives. He’s been phenomenal for a long time. This is the most under-appreciated athlete I’ve ever seen in my life. But people here, they don’t feel about him that way. Last year, the Cowboys went 1-11 without Tony Romo. . . . He’s earned the right to get that job back.”
Dallas hosts Philadelphia (3-2) on Oct. 30 on Sunday Night Football.