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Tony Romo needs to replace Dak Prescott in the Cowboys team

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The Dallas Cowboys have confounded most onlookers around the league with their impressive start to the 2016 NFL season.

With both Dez Bryant and Tony Romo both missing for portions of the season, the Cowboys young guns - headlined by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott - have guided Dallas to a very impressive 6-1 record as we reach the halfway point of the campaign.

However, with Romo back very soon, the Cowboys have an incredibly important decision to make. And there's only one right answer: Prescott needs to be benched.

While the former Mississippi State star is balling out in his first year in the league, the Cowboys need to hand the reigns back over to their proven star quarterback if they want to make a real playoff run in 2016.

With defensive backs Barry Church and Morris Claiborne now both sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, the Cowboys cannot rely on their surprisingly sturdy defense to give them a serious edge in games anymore.

With those two key pieces of the secondary out, it's almost certain that the Dallas defense is going to be giving up more points over the next month or so and maybe even into the Playoffs. 

When you start getting in those type of shootouts, Prescott just won't cut it. How can you expect to put up big points and keep pressure on another good team when your quarterback can't throw for more than 300 yards in a game?

Prescott still has a lot to learn. And the Cowboys can't afford to go through that learning process in a season that's had their best Super Bowl potential in a long time. 

While Dak is obviously the answer in the long run, and Romo's stay in Dallas could be ending after the season, if the 36-year-old signal caller is healthy then the Cowboys have a greater chance of winning their first championship since 1996.

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