Dak Prescott, the successor as quarterback in Dallas, says goodbye to Tony Romo following Romo’s retirement.
Nothing says class like being grateful to the one of whom’s job you stole. Dak Prescott, the second-stringer-turned-starter, left his mentor a brief message concerning his leave of absence from the gridiron. It may have been the pressure or the slough of injuries that plagued Romo into retirement, but Prescott wants to know he appreciated him. While it may be short and sweet, it was in Prescott’s good heart to bid bon voyage to Romo.
Like many team sports, it’s a fight for the spot as starter. From the start, Tony Romo was in deep trouble once the Cowboys drafted Dak Prescott 135th overall in the fourth round in 2016. Then training camp followed a couple of months later, Romo labeled as the favorite to take game day snaps. When the regular season approached, unfortunately, Romo resorted to Romo-like things, such as suffering an injury.
That injury in the preseason catapulted Prescott into an instant hit with the fans in and of Dallas. Romo tried shrugging it off to fulfill the role as the team’s leader, but Prescott would prove to be a much stronger candidate. From the later weeks of the 2016 preseason, Prescott felt neither sorry for Romo nor anxiety for the Cowboys organization. From the second he learned he’s the new face of the franchise, Prescott never glanced at the rearview mirror.
Dak Prescott might feel like he owes something to Romo. After all, Romo slung the Cowboys over his shoulder, but he always had support in the backfield, much like Prescott has Elliott. Either way, the 14-year career of Romo’s won’t be easily forgotten, but it’ll serve as a template for Prescott, though Prescott’s following his own rulebook.
Clearly, it’s working as he and Elliott single-handedly finished their rookie seasons with a 13-3 record. That would be good enough for the second-best start for the Cowboys in the 2000s.