The debate for who should be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys continues to be the hot topic of the NFL season. As Tony Romo nears his return, the debate grows. Dak Prescott or Tony Romo, that is the question.

The Cowboys have a great situation on their hands with two starting caliber quarterbacks. Both Prescott and Romo give Dallas a great chance of winning. The Cowboys seem to be taking a wait and see approach with the situation.

Lets breakdown the situation:

Dak Prescott was the 135 overall pick in the last draft while Tony Romo was an undrafted free agent in 2003. Both are proven winners and are very capable of leading a team.

Drew Bledsoe was replaced by Tom Brady in New England so he came to Dallas in 2003 to be the starting quarterback, which he was until 2006. Bledsoe had been struggling to begin the 2006 season so Romo took over and the rest is history. However, this time around it may not fall in favor of Romo as history could repeat itself if Prescott is ultimately the one that replaces him.

In both Prescott’s and Romo’s first six starts, the Cowboys went 5-1. In Romo’s first six starts, he completed 69% of his passes for 1651 yards while scoring 10 touchdowns and having 5 turnovers. Prescott however, completed 68.7% of his passes for 1,486 yards while having 10 total touchdowns and 3 turnovers.

Here is an example of what Romo and Prescott are both capable of:

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Whoever the Cowboys start, they will feel comfortable with their choice. For now, Prescott is the starter as Romo is still recovering from injury. Only time will tell how the situation will play out.

Looking ahead to this week’s game, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will take on fellow rookie Carson Wentz and the Philidephia Eagles on Sunday Night as both teams look to take an early advantage in the season series.

 

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