Only one team in the NFC has fewer losses than the Seattle Seahawks at this moment, and that is the 7-1 Dallas Cowboys. If you’re reading this article, then there’s a good chance you already know the story of Dak Prescott, the NFL’s “Russell Wilson of 2016” who has gone from mid-round pick to Pro Bowl-caliber QB in a handful of months. After weeks of controversy about whether or not the Cowboys should hand the starting job back to Tony Romo (back, injured vs Seahawks in preseason), it appears they have made their decision.
#Cowboys QB Tony Romo is willing to be the backup, I’m told, and it should happen next week. Dak must continue to perform to keep his job.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2016
Personally, I’m told the situation has been difficult for Tony Romo. He’s taken it hard. But he’ll be a good team guy, be backup… and wait.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2016
As great as Romo has been in his career, especially in the last couple years when healthy, I think this is bad news for Seattle. The Cowboys have rolled to a near-perfect record with Dak and I think switching to someone else at this moment, as good as he may be, would have more risks to their current success than it’s worth. If Romo is the better QB, maybe he’s still not the better QB for that team. Prescott has a combined 16 touchdowns (12 passing, four rushing) and two interceptions.
Dallas plays at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, followed by home games against the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins. The Seahawks have their toughest game of the season, at the New England Patriots, on Sunday night, followed by a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles and a road trip to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At that point, maybe Seattle has overtaken first in the NFC, maybe they’ve fallen back even further.
But you never know, we could see Dak vs Russ in the playoffs.