Dak Prescott: Tony Romo left big shoes to fill

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The Cowboys will start their offseason workouts this week and, for the first time since 2007, someone other than Tony Romo is expected to start at quarterback in Week One.

Dak Prescott is now the man in the saddle in Dallas and there were reports at points that Romo wasn’t thrilled about how firmly the Cowboys established Prescott as the starter after Romo got hurt last season. Prescott said on Saturday that all is well between the two of them, however, and that he still feels like he has something to prove in light of what Romo did in Dallas.

“Me and Tony, we’ve always been great throughout this whole situation, before the situation when I came in [as the starter],” Prescott said, via the Cowboys website. “So nothing’s ever changed. That’s something I’m very thankful were able to manage of keeping our relationship the same throughout everything that was going on. I hope he’s happy. He made the decision to retire; he’s had a great career. He’s got some big shoes for me to fill to try to come in and do a good job for the Cowboys.”

Prescott also echoed something Romo said recently, namely that the older quarterback has “some football left in him if he had that in mind.” We may not get a chance to find out if that’s true, but the Cowboys certainly hope that there’s a lot of the football they got last year in Prescott’s system.

45 responses to “Dak Prescott: Tony Romo left big shoes to fill

  1. RG3 2.0. He was bailed out so many times last season. PFF shows he threw 36 would be picks that were either dropped or broken up while being blitzed. If that’s not cleaned up then Dem boys will be crying to get Romo back. Fun fact: RG3 threw 27 would be picks his rookie year so that’s a stat that matters.. It was quite a fall from grace for that guy.

  2. yeah real big shoes…

    2-4 career playoff record

    and if i am not mistaken, never got as far as the nfc champ gm

    gimme a freakin break

    romo is nothing more than an irrational media fabrication

    romo, the rest of the nfc east will miss you dearly

  3. I believe in Dak, he’ll be more than fine. He works hard, is a great teammate and looking at his performance from his rookie season and the leaps he made throughout the season are encouraging signs for a fruitful career.

  4. And what the hell is a would be pick? Is that the same thing as a maybe baby? And a real fact not total BS out the wazoo, Dak threw 4 int total–after crushing the rookie record for most attempts before throwing his first one.

  5. Let’s get real when talking about PFF and Dak Prescott, the guy made plenty of plays when Elliott was slowed during the season. I’m talking about crucial third down conversions, keeping drives alive.

    It’s silly to criticize Prescott for a 0-1 postseason record, Romo had many years to earn a 2-4 mark with zero conference title appearances. We were all wrong about Prescott, and barring injury, the Cowboys are set at the QB position for at least a decade.

  6. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Apr 16, 2017 5:33 PM
    Yeah trying to win at least 2 postseason games in over 10 years is practically impossible.

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    How many postseason wins have your Dolphins posted during that time Chippy?

  7. You can cover a lot of ill’s with a solid offensive line, and Dallas has one of the best. For this reason alone it will be interesting to see how Dak progresses in his second season.

  8. RandyinRoxbury says:

    Yeah trying to win at least 2 postseason games in over 10 years is practically impossible.
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    Romo can’t control idiot refs.

  9. distracted9 says:

    RG3 2.0.
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    Only to people who don’t know the game of football. Unlike RG3, Dak proved he’s a pocket passer who can read defenses and call proper audibles.

  10. abninf says:
    Apr 16, 2017 6:50 PM
    RandyinRoxbury says:

    Yeah trying to win at least 2 postseason games in over 10 years is practically impossible.
    ==============================

    Romo can’t control idiot refs.

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    So if it were not for the refs then Romo would have one or more SB wins? Was it the refs fault that Romo mishandled the snap on a FG try and lost Dallas the game?

  11. nhpats says:
    Apr 16, 2017 7:00 PM
    abninf says:
    Apr 16, 2017 6:50 PM
    RandyinRoxbury says:

    Yeah trying to win at least 2 postseason games in over 10 years is practically impossible.
    ==============================

    Romo can’t control idiot refs.

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    So if it were not for the refs then Romo would have one or more SB wins? Was it the refs fault that Romo mishandled the snap on a FG try and lost Dallas the game?
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    I have watched every snap of Prescott’s career more than once.
    I would argue that it was more on the pass rush than anything else. Prescott led his team to 31 points. More than enough to win a playoff game. This isn’t new, it’s been happening for over a decade. I would also point out if Romo weren’t as good as he was his playoff record would have been 0-0. The only reason they made the playoffs was because of Romo. Moreover, without Romo all those 8-8 seasons would have been 5-11 seasons. Therefore we can conclude that he ‘willed’ his team into worse draft position, in a self defeating way.
    It’s so easy to parrot east coast media types who have a bias against anything Texas.

  12. Romo can’t control idiot refs.
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    People conveniently forget that the week before the Dez Bryant thing against the Packers the Cowboys got bailed out of the Lions game by one of the most egregious calls you will ever see.

  13. Romo was a good quarterback. If you actually watch his games, he was a driving force behind them winning more games than losing. Too early to tell about Prescott… but if you have a line like they do, a lot of qbs can look quite good.

  14. Tony used to fill his own shoes when he’d crap/pee down his leg. Dak should be much better. Still has to prove it. Like Brady has done over and over again. Time will tell. Jerry and Jason will probably stunt his growth. He’d benefit from Belichick, obviously. But they’re winning titles in New England…………..so good luck with that.

  15. A “would be” pick is a pick that would more than likely happen without pass interference from receiver… or a pick that was just dropped. I remember during the Philly game their garbage CBs dropped 3 and a receiver kicked and flailed in the end zone to prevent 4.

  16. The Danish Ham, Dak, is going to find that his best is behind him and the NFL knows he is a fraud – a jerk who cannot handle a pass rush and whose stats prove this.

    There will be no more winning records for Dakota.

  17. Romo is about as over rated as a qb could be. He couldnt even hold a snap on a field goal. 2 playoff wins in 10 years? Going to be darn near impossible to compete with that for Dak, however at 0-1 already maybe the kids got a shot. Big shoes to fill, lol.

    Any NFL qb, especially a star qb on Americas Team should win more than a mere 2 playoff games just by showing up. Im gonna hurl if I ever hear Romo and HOF in the same sentence.

  18. WOW, the hate for Dak is overwhelming!
    The RG3 comparison is hilarious. Dak is not about himself, he’s about his team. He doesn’t give press conferences where he puts his coaches and teammates down and doesn’t take responsibility for mistakes. He isn’t a spoiled little daddy’s boy.

  19. RandyinRoxbury says:

    Yeah trying to win at least 2 postseason games in over 10 years is practically impossible.
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    Romo can’t control idiot refs.
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    Yeah, like the idiot ref that picked up the PI call against the Dallas LB when he mauled the Detroit TE, the game before GB. That PI would have effectively given Detroit the win and Romo another well earned loss.

  20. Say what you want about Romo, the NFL was better with him playing. Who do you want to see play, Bortles, Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton? Yeah, those guys will bore you to death.

  21. Cowboy fans don’t fool yourselves, zeke is going to be suspended minimum of 4 games. You have lost key offensive lineman, your defense has taken a huge step backwards and your golden boy dak will be the one suffering from all of this.

  22. This reminds me of something that Ronnie James Dio said back in the early 80’s after replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath … “It’s not too difficult filling the shoes of a man that is barefoot”.

  23. His shoes were so big that everybody immediately forgot that he existed.

    Way to read the script, Dak. Dak, I said.

  24. 0 conference championship appearances in a decade

    2-7 record in elimination games (2-4 in playoffs, 0-3 in Week 17 do-or-die games)

  25. Romo’s 93.7 QB Rating is misleading. If you factor in his Week 17 duds before the playoffs he goes from 2-4 to 2-7 and his QB Rating drops to 85.2, for comparison the following QBs ratings in the 80-85 range last season: Savage, Flacco, Brissett, Cook, Geno Smith, Siemian.

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