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Report: What It Would Take For Cowboys To Bench Dak For Romo

Dak Prescott winding up to throw the ball.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to pass for a second down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 31, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

What would it take for the Cowboys to bench Dak Prescott in favor of Tony Romo?

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport revealed this morning what he believes it would take for the Dallas Cowboys to bench Dak Prescott in favor of Tony Romo.

Basically: a "prolonged" slump from Prescott.

“Tony Romo is the backup, that is his role, and everyone is fine with that,” Rapoport told NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. “It would take a prolonged slump from Dak Prescott in order to call in Tony Romo. He needs to struggle, maybe over the course of a month. Maybe they would call in Tony Romo.

“Make no mistake, this is Dak Prescott’s team. Now and for the future.”

The Cowboys and the Buccaneers are set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. E.T. tonight.