The Dallas Cowboys are in a great position. Though they fell Sunday to the NFC East rival Giants, they’re still 11-2 and well on their way to the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
With that in mind, there are still some people—somehow!—saying Tony Romo, not rookie Dak Prescott, should be Dallas’ starting quarterback. How is this possible? We don’t know.
Well, count Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among those questionable few. At least that’s what former Dallas quarterback and current Fox Sports analyst Troy Aikman says, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“I’m not sure that Tony, if it was left up to the owner, wouldn’t be the starter now, just based on the comments that I’ve heard in the last couple weeks,” Aikman said.
Aikman, of course, knows things can get contorted in the press, but he has his finger on the pulse of the NFL and the Cowboys like few others do.
“I’m just really dumbfounded by the comments, and not only the first time, but why they continue,” Aikman said. “I don’t understand why you would talk… [I]f Tony ends up getting in the game at some point, great. But to dismiss what a young rookie quarterback has done—know what would be a great story [it] would be if a rookie quarterback takes this team to a Super Bowl championship. That’d be a great story.
“Whether Romo is a part of that ultimately and gets on the field and plays, if he does that’d be great. I mean, he’s put a lot of time in this city and he’s meant a lot to the organization. But if he doesn’t and they do it a different way, then that’s great, too. The bottom line is winning games, so I just don’t understand it.”
Though Prescott struggled in the Cowboys’ loss to Big Blue, he is still the clear starter in the public’s opinion. And, in a worst-case scenario, if he gets hurt, the Cowboys have perhaps the most capable backup QB in the NFL.