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Barry Switzer: You Can't Bench Dak Prescott When Tony Romo Comes Back

Tony Romo after suffering a back injury.


The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 under rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, but the team's veteran starter Tony Romo is close to returning from a back injury.

That doesn't matter, at least to former Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer. Appearing on the Bo Mattingly Show today, Switzer argued that you can't move Prescott to the bench when Romo returns.

"As long as this guy is playing like he is, you can't take him off the field," Switzer said. "What the hell are you talking about? You get injured, that's what happens. A guy gets a chance and an opportunity. This kid ain’t throwing a damn interception. He’s completing 80 percent of his passes.”

Actually, Prescott is completing throws at a 69 percent clip, but who is counting at this point. He looks great, and Dallas has already equaled last season's win total, when Romo missed nearly the entire year.

Switzer also said Dallas' biggest problem is who will win Rookie of the Year, Prescott or running back Ezekiel Elliott. You can listen to the full clip below.

Dallas' next test is on the road against the Green Bay Packers. The two teams face off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday on Fox.