As we all know by now the Dallas Cowboys selected Dak Prescott with the 135th overall pick in last year’s NFL draft. The rookie went on to lead the franchise to the playoffs with a 13-3 regular season record winning NFL Rookie of The Year honors as well as a nod to the Pro Bowl.
Prescott’s unexpected and impressive rookie season forced Tony Romo into retirement after thirteen seasons with the team. Given Romo’s long tenure as the team’s starting quarterback combined with unmet expectations made his retirement from the team bitter for Jerry Jones and some other long time Cowboys staffers, including quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson.
Wilson speculated on a potential, yet unlikely Romo-Cowboys reunion in an interview last Friday with Scout.com.
“You know it’s hard to say. Those conversations about Tony and “What’s he going to do, is he going to Houston, is he going to Denver, is he going into broadcasting?”, they were way above my floor, where I’m at. It’s fun to speculate about that, if Dak were to go down in week 2, would Tony come back? I don’t know the answer to that. I just don’t know. Do I think he’s capable of coming back and playing? Most definitely. Does he want to or what his commitment is to the network? I don’t know that, so it’s fun to think about, and it’s fun water-cooler topics to talk about, (even without) information to make a definitive answer on that.”
I agree with Wade, it is fun to speculate. Three seasons ago the Cowboys finished 12-4 and were a Dez Bryant catch away from the NFC championship only to win four games the following season after consecutive injuries to Romo. I am sure Jerry Jones would entertain the idea of a Romo comeback barring a serious injury to Prescott to avoid a similar situation.