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Who do Cowboys players want as their quarterback?

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys hugs Tony Romo after a win against the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Getty Images

With more than 14,000 members of PFT Planet casting ballots, it’s a landslide. Nearly 80 percent think the Cowboys should stick with quarterback Dak Prescott once Tony Romo is healthy.

There’s a far more relevant constituency that, while not able to make the decision, will influence the manner in which it’s received: The players.

Appearing on Monday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram estimated that the locker room would be even divided on the issue. Surprising on the surface, Hill points out that the bulk of the younger players don’t know or don’t care about the things Romo did in past years.

Plenty of fans feel the same way. Whether weary about Romo’s constant injury issues or thirsty for change, Prescott has become the popular choice to play, indefinitely.

That could change — or it could be reinforced — based on how the Cowboys do on Sunday when they face the Packers in Romo’s home state of Wisconsin. If Prescott wins that one, it will be a lot harder to bench him if/when Romo is cleared for the first post-bye game in Week Eight, against the Eagles.

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  1. bobthebillsfan says: Oct 10, 2016 12:40 PM

    Late last week Jerry Jones said Romo would take over once he was healthy. Not sure if this was Jerry Jones the owner, the GM, or the team Dr. speaking.

    Personally, I see this as another Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady scenario. The Cowboys will trade Tony to a QB hungry team next year.

  2. pourman says: Oct 10, 2016 12:49 PM

    As an Eagles fan I hope they stick with Prescott. I probably should want them to go with Romo, but Prescott and Wentz are two of the most promising rookie QBs I’ve seen in a long while. That match up could be fun to watch for the next decade or more. Let’s go.

  3. patsbrat says: Oct 10, 2016 12:50 PM

    Whether he is the starter after his return or not, it is time to acknowledge Romo.

    Not a Cowboys fan so haven’t really had a stake in their W-L record . But Romo has been the reason to watch them play. It is fun to watch the way he can extend plays – the best scrambling QB since Tarkenton.

  4. daysend564 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:53 PM

    Last time Romo had the NFL’s leading rusher on the team?

    Romo: 4200 yds, 34 TDs, 9 INTs
    Prescott (projects): 3800 yds, 15 TDs, ? INTS

    Prescott is a good game manager at this point in his career and we’d be talking about him in a whole different light if teams didn’t have to worry about the run so much. Has Prescott even thrown a ball that went 30 yards in the air? Once that starts happening, his INT count will raise.

    It is still Tony’s team.

  5. alewatcher says: Oct 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    Romo will return, get injured again, and Zak will be back.

  6. foodiefoodnerd says: Oct 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    Usually with rookie QBs, the choice is either learn from the safety of the bench and clipboard, or learn on the field at the expense of losing games.

    Prescott is learning on the field, without costing the team games.
    As long as that continues, the field is the best place for the steep learning curve of NFL quarterback.

    Let Romo do what he now excels at most: player/coach, helping Dak excel, and staying
    ready to back him up if necessary.

    Kudos to both men, and respectful envy to Dallas fans.

  7. jerryyouradisgrace says: Oct 10, 2016 1:01 PM

    I’m sure ALL the players want Romo as there QB…Dak has been fantastic but it is crazy to even compare them. Tony when healthy is still the BEST player on the team

  8. chargerdillon says: Oct 10, 2016 1:07 PM

    The only reason anybody should want to see Tony Romo on the field again is if you’re rooting against the team he plays for.

    Completely overrated mid-level QB who has nothing to show for anything in his career and never will.

    Can’t stay healthy, should’ve been dumped 2 years ago.

  9. jag1959 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:14 PM

    Dallas may have a history of letting the inmates in the asylum run wild but only one inmate’s opinion matters when it comes to actually running the asylum. He’s the one that has a HC for a sock puppet and has already spoken on this subject.

  10. maumontav5 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:17 PM

    Troy Aikman, probably.

  11. infectorman says: Oct 10, 2016 1:18 PM

    This is aligning perfectly for another Jerry Jones disaster.
    Please, Jerry, put Romo back in so we can watch your team implode….again

  12. dallasfanindc says: Oct 10, 2016 1:19 PM

    I love Dak Prescott but he has only passed for 4 touchdowns this year so with Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant why don’t fans see that we can be even better almost unstoppable with Romo under center he has the mind of the game that Dak just doesn’t have right now or the entire playbook that Romo can unleash on a defense. THIS IS THE STORM THAT CAN BE BETTER THAN 2014 …

  13. sportoficionado says: Oct 10, 2016 1:23 PM

    Clarence Hill is an imbecile, that is all.

  14. agent7g says: Oct 10, 2016 1:24 PM

    Remind me again, exactly who have the Cowboys defeated this season?4-1 is a very good start but until the Cowboys with Dak beat someone significant Romo should be the starter.

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:30 PM

    Romo folds in the big games. If he had led the Cowboys to a SB championship or two the young guys would respect him and want him back there.

    Since his post season success has been limited at best its a big factor in the young guys wanting him back I think.

  16. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 1:31 PM

    I love Dak Prescott but he has only passed for 4 touchdowns this year so with Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant why don’t fans see that we can be even better almost unstoppable with Romo under center
    ——————-

    Maybe because Romo was never more than a mediocre QB through his entire career? Have you seen his postseason stats? Moreover, he can’t even stay on the field anymore. It’s time to move on…..trade Romo for a blocking dummy and a few broken in footballs and call it a day.

  17. jackedupboonie says: Oct 10, 2016 1:36 PM

    Beat mediocre Rodgers in Green Bay….then things change at 5-1.

  18. matth3w420 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:38 PM

    Miami could use Romo.
    They can trade Dion Jordan since Jerry likes draft picks with troubled pasts that have issues getting on the field.

  19. jerruhjones says: Oct 10, 2016 1:45 PM

    Dak has talent, no doubt. Don’t forget he’s playing behind one of the best (if not the best) O-line’s in the league!

  20. blknyellow says: Oct 10, 2016 1:49 PM

    Leave the kid in until he screws up. The decision is black and white (pun not intended).

  21. denver1983 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:54 PM

    Go with the better QB. Romo by far.

    Prescott has been lucky

  22. clashpoint says: Oct 10, 2016 2:02 PM

    maumontav5 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:17 PM
    Troy Aikman, probably
    —–

    Good call, I was gonna go old school with Roger Staubach. Actually Romo kinda reminds me of Danny White except not as healthy. Then maybe Jerry Jones could be Don Meredith, except less talented and not as funny.

  23. youafool says: Oct 10, 2016 2:08 PM

    @nhpats

    His postseason stats are 8 tds against 2 int….but nice try

  24. fishyinalittledishy says: Oct 10, 2016 2:09 PM

    matth3w420 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:38 PM
    Miami could use Romo.
    They can trade Dion Jordan since Jerry likes draft picks with troubled pasts that have issues getting on the field.

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    I think Romo would have something to say about that, behind our Oline he would be dead within a couple of snaps.

  25. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 2:11 PM

    denver1983 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:54 PM
    Go with the better QB. Romo by far.

    Prescott has been lucky

    —————-

    Romo is 2-4 in the postseason. And that was when he was at his best. Time to move on and plan for the future.

  26. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 2:12 PM

    youafool says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:08 PM
    @nhpats

    His postseason stats are 8 tds against 2 int….but nice try

    —————-

    2 wins……4 losses…… Including the botched hold on an extra-point for a loss….. Mediocre at best. But maybe I see it that way because I expect actual wins from my team….

  27. dwmichaels says: Oct 10, 2016 2:14 PM

    Cowboys have a great situation. Starting QB with a starting QB as a backup. You play Romo until he’s hurt again or retires in a year or two. Romo has a cap hit of $20 million to be cut and nobody is going to pay him $20 million, so a trade it not going to happen.

    Right now, you have a starting grade qb in Dak for 4 years for $2.5 million. It’s already clear he’s going to break the bank in 2020.

    If you dump Romo, then next year who is your backup? We’re in the same boat as last year. Romo played great in 2014 behind this line and Zeke is more explosive than Murray.

    Romo has more experience and is more capable of taking greater risks on offense. Dak’s mobility and durability offer capabilities that Romo can’t match. Both are elusive in the pocket in different ways and both do a great job of finding the open guy.

    We’ve paid for the quarterbacks, why shoot ourselves in the foot?

  28. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Oct 10, 2016 2:15 PM

    “Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram estimated that the locker room would be even divided on the issue.”

    I think you meant evenly divided.

  29. pacificdan says: Oct 10, 2016 2:24 PM

    Romo folds in the big games.
    _
    You guys are too much. Romo’s post season stats are 8 TDs with 2 INTs and a 93 QB rating. He has not been their problem.

  30. aferraridriver says: Oct 10, 2016 2:27 PM

    I just don’t know.

    I like both QB’s, but will opt to leave the decision to the guys who are paid to do the job and have all the opportunity to evaluate each man on a daily basis.

    I’ve always been much better on Monday mornings.

  31. imsomeguy says: Oct 10, 2016 2:55 PM

    agent7g says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:24 PM
    Remind me again, exactly who have the Cowboys defeated this season?4-1 is a very good start but until the Cowboys with Dak beat someone significant Romo should be the starter.
    —-

    Sounds a lot like what was said before the Cowboys beat the Bengals.

  32. jgedgar70 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:58 PM

    Now on to the question at hand.

    I’m sure very few players will say what they feel publicly to protect the privacy of the locker room. I think you stay with the hot hand. If they win this week, you stick with Prescott.

  33. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 3:12 PM

    pacificdan says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:24 PM
    Romo folds in the big games.
    _
    You guys are too much. Romo’s post season stats are 8 TDs with 2 INTs and a 93 QB rating. He has not been their problem.

    2-4…… And how we Romo “not their problem” when he botched the hold on an extra point that would have tied the game at the end of the 4th quarter?

    The guy has 1 more postseason win than Tim Tebow.

  34. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 10, 2016 3:29 PM

    to quote the most accomplished cowboy coach since jimmy left for the keys, “let’s not put this kid in canton quite yet…”.

    the talent romo’s teams have had is about where they have been all these years, mediocre. when they had an offense, their defense is terrible…

    so please discard romo and pledge loyalty to a rook with 4 games on his resume… guess rg3 and kap performing wo well their rookie years don’t ring a bell in your memories, eh?

  35. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    performing SO well their rookie years…

  36. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Oct 10, 2016 3:51 PM

    So why didn’t New England continue to roll with their backup QBs? They were 3-1 in Brady’s absence.

  37. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Oct 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    The Scary Point to make;
    Wentz and Prescott look like they belong.
    I don’t see anything that resembles “rookie” in either of their games so far.
    Both team fan bases should be excited and rightfully so.

  38. icebowler says: Oct 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    They should ease Romo back in. Have him start out by being the holder on extra points and field goals.

  39. perfect1stranger says: Oct 10, 2016 6:22 PM

    What a nightmare. One of the winningest QB’s in NFL history or one of the most impressive rookie QB’s of the past 50 years?

    The bottom line is: opponents are more than likely screwed no matter who starts. Zeke is on an Emmitt-like pace of 1700+/16 TDs.

  40. tonebones says: Oct 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    It’s impossible to predict the future. Prescott isn’t guaranteed to stay healthy the entire season, and maybe Romo comes back at the time Prescott gets nicked a little. There’s little chance that both QBs will be 100% healthy for the entire season. I’d play Romo a little bit, just to make everyone remember how good he is. The trade offers for Romo should start coming in. We see how Sam Bradford affected Minnesota. I have to believe the Jets’ owner would be happy to see Romo in a Jets uniform.

  41. dburr10085 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:20 PM

    You guys said it. The cowboys have almost no chance to win the super bowl this year, can possibly make it deep in the playoffs, have a really good chance to make the playoffs. Dak has seen the field and could probably use time to take it all in. If romo comes back, he should play – if he doesn’t get hurt and plays well, he has more value when traded next year. I’m not a cowboys fan or hater but I feel the cowboys will figure out a way to screw this up.

  42. buess21 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:04 PM

    infectorman says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:18 PM
    This is aligning perfectly for another Jerry Jones disaster.
    Please, Jerry, put Romo back in so we can watch your team implode….again
    ……………………
    Yes, Jerry Jones the GM disaster, 2 years removed from executive of the year….

    Hate him all you want, the team has had as much success as all but a handful of teams the past 20 years, all while making more money than all of them.

  43. dropanotherpassadams says: Oct 10, 2016 11:26 PM

    I hope everyone of you guys calling for Romo to be thrown on the scrap heap have the following happen to you,one day you return to work after missing some time on medical leave and the boss tells you that your job was given to a younger worker.Of course Tony will laugh all the way to the bank,but you won’t.

  44. pdidit09 says: Oct 14, 2016 11:49 AM

    This situation will play itself out. We are winning and when Tony is back, we will continue to win. Our defense is what you should be excited about. It’s coming together on he DL, need to get better against the run. The pass rush is getting better. Our defensive backfield is one of the best. Jones is turning into a pro bowl safety. Church is tackling better, Wilcox is playing better with less pressure on him. Claiborne is back to his position on the right side and Mo who I have predicted to be CBPOTY is playing lights out. It has invigorated the fan base with the rookies, including Brown who I forgot to mention in the slot, playing key roles. It appears we are getting all the players involved on offense, not having to rely just on Witten or DEZ for every critical play. I am loving all the love and hate for America’s Team! #DEMBOYZ

  45. 1historian says: Oct 15, 2016 9:08 AM

    When the OWNER makes the decision of who starts at QB, doesn’t that pretty well sum up the reasons the team is so consistently mediocre?

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