The debate over whether the Cowboys should bring Tony Romo back into the offense or continue to roll with rookie Dak Prescott, who has led the team to a 5-1 record so far, continues to rage on with no end in sight. The Cowboys themselves have been vague to say the least. But that doesn’t mean other football brains can’t weigh in.
One of the most legendary minds in football history did just that on Thursday. John Madden himself sat down for an interview with USA Today’s For The Win, and during the interview he discussed the situation in Dallas.
Not being there and not knowing the exact situation, I’ll say what I would do and not what they should do. I always went with the hot hand. [Prescott] looks great to me. I watch him and he wins and nothing looks too big for him. He looks like he’s been there. He’s very, very impressive. I think it would be tough for them to make a change. If I were in that situation, I wouldn’t make a change.
In other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Prescott has proved himself to be a quality NFL caliber QB, and bringing Tony Romo back into the fold wouldn’t stand to improve an already excellent offense. It would risk throwing off the timing and flow of the offense. If Prescott starts to decline, then Romo should come back in. But if he doesn’t, why rush him back.