The Cowboys have a very big decision to make in the coming days and weeks when it comes to the quarterback position.
Tony Romo is back in practice after a back injury he suffered in the preseason and the veteran considers himself healthy enough to take hits. The only problem is Dak Prescott, who has been ridiculously good in Romo's place, only losing once as Dallas steamroll towards the playoffs.
There is a line of thinking that says the Cowboys would be ridiculous to make a change now, but Romo may have proved them all wrong in just one ten second video clip. Scroll down to see it.
Romo has been in the league for a long time and a video clip posted by Redditor /u/Zeke_Freak_, has shown exactly why that means so much in football and why it should put Romo ahead of Prescott.
Just look at Romo’s lips. You can see that he literally counts then says “Dammit.”
He’s counting the defensive players in the box, recognising the offensive and defensive formations and knowing immediately that the play-call is doomed to fail, which it does as Elliott gets stopped for a loss.
Romo might be a bit of a gunslinger but he's still smart, with a higher football IQ than Prescott. He can see the play won't work, Dak doesn't. The rookie doesn't call an audible and it goes backfires on him.
Romo knows the Cowboys offense better than anyone outside of Jason Garrett. Prescott has shown some impressive pre-snap awareness, but he’s not in Romo’s league when it comes to that aspect of the quarterback position.
When it comes to the playoffs, the Cowboys have to roll with Romo. It just makes sense.