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John Madden weighs in on the Dallas Cowboys' Prescott/Romo dilemma

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One of the biggest decisions to be made in the NFL over the next couple of the weeks will be the quarterback dilemma at the Dallas Cowboys and who should start. Tony Romo or Dak Prescott?

For the time being, the team has announced that Prescott will start when they face the Philadelphia Eagles after their bye week. Until Romo is 100% healthy, the rookie will likely remain the starter as well, but many believe he should remain the starter for the rest of the season too.

Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach John Madden has given his two cents on the situation. In a recent interview with For The Win, the Super Bowl winning coach picked the quarterback he would start under center when both are healthy.  


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Madden said: "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."

With the vast majority of fans and critics alike believing in Prescott after the strong start to the season the rookie has had, what future does Tony Romo have with the team? 

The NFL trade deadline is on November 1, so if the Cowboys were to trade him away they'll have to do it before that date. If the team has belief Prescott can continue this good form this season and beyond, they might just do that in order not to pay his hefty contract.

With his age and injury history, it may be difficult for them to execute a trade, but there are plenty of quarterback-needy teams in the NFL that would probably consider acquiring Romo, such as the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and the San Francisco 49ers.

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