Well I was going to talk about how the Dallas Cowboys might have just found the game’s next great running back in Ezekiel Elliott, then Tony Romo got hurt. On the third play of Thursday’s game, Tony Romo scrambled and as he was sliding Cliff Avril landed on top of him breaking a bone is his lower back. Romo has now suffered seven injuries since 2008 that have forced him to miss significant game time.
Tony Romo is an injury prone quarterback and the Cowboys might ought to be thinking about the future quarterback of the franchise, a good place to start is Dak Prescott. Over his first three preseason games Dak Prescott has been spectacular: 39/50 (78%) completion percentage, 454 passing yards with five passing touchdowns and no interceptions along with seven rushes for 53 yards and two touchdowns. I know it is just preseason but those numbers are still pretty impressive for a rookie.
The backup quarterback position for the Cowboys has been subpar to say the least over the last few seasons. The quarterbacks include Brandon Weeden, Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel, and Kellen Moore. None of those guys had much success as a replacement when Tony Romo went down going a combined 2-15 in games they started.
Dak Prescott will have to weather the storm until Tony Romo comes back and it looks like he has the skill and confidence to do so. The Cowboys final preseason game will be against the Houston Texans on Thursday September 1st then the regular season kicks off September 11th against the New York Giants.