With Tony Romo out for 6-10 weeks, the Dallas Cowboys will turn to a rookie behind center.
Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys announced that star quarterback Tony Romo would miss 6-10 weeks after fracturing one of his vertebra during Thursday night’s preseason contest against the Seattle Seahawks. It looks like the franchise already knows which player it’ll turn to in early September, however.
Rookie Dak Prescott, who played for Mississippi State, will be the starter for the Cowboys when they take on the New York Giants on Sunday, September 11. Prescott, who is 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, was taken in the fourth round by the Cowboys in this past year’s NFL Draft.
— Billy MacLeod (@BillyMacLeod) August 27, 2016
Dak Prescott became a starter in high school, college and now the NFL because the starter in front of him was injured.
— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) August 27, 2016
Dak Prescott is balling out in the preseason. pic.twitter.com/NwUqe1yiGl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 26, 2016
Prescott has had an incredible preseason thus far – throwing for 454 yards and five touchdowns in limited action. Many Cowboys fans wondered when he’d become the quarterback of the future. It looks like he’s now the quarterback of the present.
Prescott had an incredible career at Mississippi State, throwing for over 9,000 yards and 70 touchdowns. We’ll see what he does with his next opportunity.