Whether to stick with Dak Prescott or give the start back to Tony Romo once he’s healthy is becoming the central question in Dallas.
While there are sound arguments for either side of the coin—the rookie Prescott has the Cowboys in first place at 4-1, while the veteran Romo is the better overall passer—many analysts have been split on who Dallas should go with.
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre argues that Romo should step aside for Prescott.
“I try to put myself in Tony’s shoes. I’m sure Tony wants to play. I mean, he doesn’t want to get injured, he wants be productive, but you have to look at the dynamics right now,” Favre said in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Tuesday. “And (the Cowboys) really are hitting on all cylinders…I’m not saying that you tell (Jason) Garrett or Jerry Jones, ‘Look, I don’t want to play.’ I think, you want to play but I don’t want to mess up the dynamics of the team. If we get to a point where we’re struggling, then it is time for me to come in. Now, I know that’s a hard thing to do. I just think you are better if you wait until you are really needed. And I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Tony.”
Ironic, to say the least. In two of Favre’s final three seasons in Green Bay, in 2005 and 2006, the Packers struggled mightily, going 4-12 and 8-8, respectively. Meanwhile a future NFL MVP named Aaron Rodgers was waiting in the wings for an aging and physically declining Favre to step aside. Which he wouldn’t do for another couple of seasons.
It’s funny how clear things are when you’re Monday morning quarterbacking. Even when you’re a Hall of Fame quarterback, apparently.