Roger Staubach: Cowboys should stick with Dak Prescott if they’re winning
If the Dallas Cowboys continue to win games with Dak Prescott under center, one of the best quarterbacks in franchise history believes the rookie should keep his starting job.
Roger Staubach, a Hall of Famer who knows first-hand what it’s like to lose your job after suffering an injury, feels the Cowboys need to stick with what’s working if Prescott continues to succeed.
“We won the Super Bowl in 1971 and I separated my shoulder in the exhibition season of ’72, and Craig Morton was the quarterback and took over and when I came back healthy probably eight or nine games later – that was a 14-game schedule – Craig was winning,” Staubach said Friday morning, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “We were winning as a team. I understood it. The momentum was there and you don’t want to mess around with the quarterback position and Craig was playing very well. I didn’t really play very much until the playoff game against the 49ers that year and I understood it.”
Staubach has always been a big supporter of Tony Romo, and he said he believes Romo is still a “fantastic football player.” The two-time Super Bowl champion simply believes you should never mess with momentum.
“Tony is going to heal,” Staubach said. “He’s going to be ready to play if they need him if something happens to Dak. I think Tony wants to win and he’ll do what it takes to win and if they keep Dak in there to keep the momentum going I think he’ll understand that. They don’t want to change that if it’s really good and I’m sure it’s really good now because they’re 4-1. You just don’t mess around with that. You try to keep it really good and keep the momentum going.”
Romo is hoping to return after the Cowboys’ bye in Week 7, which means the team has to make a decision very soon. While Jerry Jones said previously that Romo is still the No. 1 quarterback, his more recent responses could wind up telling the story.