Tony Romo is not getting his starting job back. The decision was already trending in that direction, but was sealed after Dallas rookie quarterback Dak Prescott capped a 75-yard overtime drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten, giving the Cowboys a 29-23 victory over the Eagles. It was Dallas’ sixth straight win.
The first matchup of many to come between Prescott and Carson Wentz didn’t disappoint in the drama department, but the two rookie signal callers looked like actual rookies for large stretches of the game.
Prescott played his worst football of the season in the first half, but finished with 287 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the scrambling game-winner to Witten, after leading a 10-point fourth quarter comeback to force OT.
Dez Bryant helped the cause with 113 yards and a touchdown in his first game back from a leg injury (and soup accident), and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 96 yards, and amassed 148 total yards.
Wentz, for his part, had the Eagles in position to win the game late on the road, but couldn’t move Philly into position for the winning score at the end of regulation. He finished 32/43 for 202 yards.
The first installment of Prescott vs. Wentz wasn’t perfect, but it confirmed what everyone thought coming in. These kids both have “it”, and the best is still to come.