TRUTH: Dak Prescott is starting because he's better than Tony Romo
Dak Prescott rallied the Cowboys in the fourth quarter and threw a 5-yard pass to Jason Witten in overtime to give the Cowboys a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
As Don Harris explains, Dak has taken the starting job away from Tony Romo. Now how far will the Cowboys go to help Tony save face?
Don's Extra Point: Dak vs Tony
Prescott won his sixth straight game filling in for Tony Romo, the 10-year starter who was supposed to returning from a preseason back injury on Sunday. Prescott finished 19 of 39 for 287 yards with two scores and the interception.
"He's come back before this year for us," coach Jason Garrett said, referring to a fourth-quarter rally in Washington and a comeback from a 14-0 deficit at San Francisco.
"He plays with the same mentality, the same demeanor, the same temperament regardless of what's happened before. The best players I've been around were able to do that. He was outstanding at the end of this ballgame."
On the winning play, Prescott started to his right before spinning back to his left and finding a wide-open Witten, who broke Ed "Too Tall" Jones' franchise record with his 204th start.
"A lot went through my mind," Prescott said. "Like, this is my first touchdown throw to Witten. This is the game-winner. Let's get it to him. A special moment."
Prescott's TD pass to Witten tied Troy Aikman's rookie franchise record of nine scoring passes.