Dak Prescott ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 19: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

As veteran Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down for at least half the season, the collective hearts of Cowboys fans went in to their throats. That’s because it means putting the fate of their team’s season in the hands of a rookie quarterback.

Said team is apparently in love with a player they hadn’t hoped to have had on their roster just this past April, though. That’s because the Cowboys were very open on draft day about trying to trade up for Paxton Lynch, who went to the Denver Broncos at No. 26.

Instead, the Cowboys found themselves looking for their quarterback of the future in former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott.

While the team may have coveted Lynch back in April, it has since reconsidered that thought thanks to the play of Prescott this offseason. In fact, the team loves him so much that they could see a scenario where Romo may not even be in the picture come time for him to come off of Injured Reserve.

Speaking to Peter King of The MMQB, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones had high praise for his rookie quarterback.

“I don’t think our guys would even consider trading Prescott for Lynch right now,” Jones told King. “No, I know they wouldn’t. That’s how much they like Dak right now.”

He also went as far as to suggest Romo may be done if Prescott continues to play the way he has in preseason.

It was a scenario that played out in 2001, when a little known sixth-round pick named Tom Brady caught fire in his rookie season and supplanted long-time starter Drew Bledsoe for the New England Patriots. The rest is history as they say, but will history repeat itself in Dallas?

Prescott is set up for instant success, with what many consider the top offensive line in the NFL in front of him and the most talked about rookie running back in the league behind him. He also has a talented group of receivers to work with.

Given the run-heavy nature of the Cowboys’ offense, it isn’t as if Prescott is going to be asked to go out there and win them games on his arm alone either.

Then again, only the Cowboys would fall in love with a quarterback during preseason play and audibly wonder about the future of the face of the franchise because of it.


About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!