Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott (left) has performed well in place of injured veteran Tony Romo.
Romo returned to practice last week on a limited basis and is working to get himself back on the field after suffering a compression fracture in his back during the team's third preseason game.
That's what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the 29-23 victory against the Eagles that put Dallas two games up in the NFC East. The Mississippi State product has completed more than 65 percent of his passes and has nine touchdowns compared to just two interceptions for the 6-1 Cowboys.
"He plays with same mentality, the same demeanor, the same temperament, regardless of what's happened before". He finished forward at the end of that ballgame.
On the first drive a week later against the Chicago Bears, Ezekiel Elliott picked up 5 yards on fourth-and-1 from the Chicago 24. The Eagles never got the ball in overtime after Prescott led the 75-yard scoring drive.
"I'm not going to stand here and just be down on a guy", Pederson said. "It's assignment football. It's one of our basic fundamental plays that we've repped the entire season in a man situation, which we got".
That is the dilemma Jones and coach Jason Garrett face as Tony Romo nears a return from the back injury that gave rookie Dak Prescott his big break.
"Tony has no issue with doing what's best for the team - absolutely no issue doing what's best for the team", Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Like, this is my first touchdown throw to Witten".
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The game victor was even more impressive.
Prescott didn't let his early struggles get to him with the game on the line. Finally, after five seconds, Prescott had maneuvered free of the rush and flipped an easy pass to wide-open tight end Jason Witten for the touchdown.
15 carries for 86 yards for Darren Sproles.
11 catches for Jordan Matthews.
Although the play did push the Eagles out of what Pederson deemed to be field goal range, an attempt would've been around 53 yards. The play started with five seconds left, and replays showed officials made the right call.
Wentz could be making his first start opposite Romo in the finale. If one thing has become apparent it's that Elliott is the primary running back for the Cowboys this season, and we should take them seriously as Super Bowl contenders as long as he's on the field. We'll just play it out. I dropped the first one, I ain't drop one after that.
The injury bug reared its ugly head for the Cowboys this week.
Later, the rookie Dallas quarterback wisely slid to take a sack on a bootleg that didn't work when the most important thing for the Cowboys was forcing Washington to use its last timeout in the final two minutes.