Cowboys great Roger Staubach has always been a staunch Tony Romo supporter, but after watching rookie standout QB Dak Prescott lead the team to a hot 4-1 start; he’s making it clear; the team should be sticking with Prescott.
“We won the Super Bowl in 1971 and I separated my shoulder in the exhibition season of ’72, and Craig Morton was the quarterback and took over and when I came back healthy probably eight or nine games later – that was a 14-game schedule – Craig was winning,” Staubach said Friday morning, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “We were winning as a team. I understood it. The momentum was there and you don’t want to mess around with the quarterback position and Craig was playing very well. I didn’t really play very much until the playoff game against the 49ers that year and I understood it.”
“Tony is going to heal,” Staubach said. “He’s going to be ready to play if they need him if something happens to Dak. I think Tony wants to win and he’ll do what it takes to win and if they keep Dak in there to keep the momentum going I think he’ll understand that. They don’t want to change that if it’s really good and I’m sure it’s really good now because they’re 4-1. You just don’t mess around with that. You try to keep it really good and keep the momentum going.”
If Dak Prescott keeps playing this way, Romo’s role on this Cowboys team will definitely change. He will need to focus on preparing Prescott for late & post season play.
Traditionally QBs have had a problem with this so we might be seeing Romo either hang it up or suit up in another uniform.