Rookie Replacement? Dak Prescott Ready To Mentor Under Tony Romo

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Dak Prescott hit the field for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy this week.

Dak Prescott hit the field for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy this week.

VALLEY RANCH, TX — Kickoff for this year’s football season is just about 18 weeks away!

OK, so that’s still a ways off, but what may not be too much further into the future is the Cowboys without Tony Romo.

Yeah, #9 turned 36 last month, and after a number of injuries, there’s no telling how much time he has left on the football field.

But the Boys may finally have their “back-up” plan. Dak Prescott.

The fourth round pick from last week’s draft had an awesome run at Mississippi State. In his college career, he tossed 70 touchdowns to just 23 interceptions, and he ran for another 41 TDs!

But now he’s back in school, learning how to be an NFL QB.

“[I’m] Just learning the system, learning the playbook, studying my butt off,” Prescott told reporters earlier in the week. “I’m staying up late putting in all the hours I’ve gotta put in to study this playbook to make sure I’m ready to go out there and perform well on the field.”

And what about that pressure of being a potential successor to Romo?

“I’m coming in to make myself better and if that means developing for a year or two years sitting behind Romo, but I’m ready to learn everything I can from him, just follow him on and off the field just the way he carries himself as a pro,” said Prescott.

Well, first Dak will have to establish himself as this team’s #2 quarterback, but if he has what it takes, in a few years it could be #4 out there leading America’s Team, with all the glory and criticism that comes with the job.