Following Sunday's game, Dak Prescott once again proved that he's ready to be the Dallas Cowboys' new starting quarterback. This could mean that the team might consider releasing or trading Tony Romo once he has recovered.
During the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers, Prescott led the Cowboys to their fifth consecutive victory by ending the match with a score of 30 to 16. If he continues to play this way, he could get appointed as the team's permanent starting quarterback.
In fact, following the latest victory, there are rumors circulating around that the Cowboys might postpone Romo's return in order to give Prescott more playing time.
As noted by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Romo, who suffered a back injury during the preseason, was originally schedule to return following the Week 7 bye. However, it seems the Dallas franchise has decided to push back the timetable for his return, saying that the team needs to make sure that he is more than a hundred percent healthy before he gets to play.
"The original plan was to have Tony Romo come back after the bye against the Eagles on Sunday night," he said. "I am now told that the Cowboys want to make sure Romo is a hundred thousand, million percent ready to go when he is back."
"So don't be surprised if Dak Prescott starts at least one more game after the bye while they make sure that Romo is ready," Rapoport added. "So what this means is the Cowboys will delay a decision until they absolutely have to, perhaps allowing Prescott to keep going until Romo gets back in there."
Delaying Romo's return can be a good thing for the Cowboys especially given the way Prescott is currently playing. This could even translate to more victories for the team as they head into the playoffs.
As for Romo, Prescott's sudden rise could serve as his downfall especially if the Cowboys realize that they are better off with the latter than the former. If this happens, Romo could find himself on the trading block by the end of this season. This will most likely happen when he returns to play but fails to outperform Prescott on the field.