The name is Damus, Nostradamus.
Only last week I labelled Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott the most important rookie in the NFL.
The Mississippi State graduate started behind veteran Tony Romo and Kellen Moore on the ‘Boys depth chart.
Moore injured his ankle two weeks ago and requires surgery and now the fragile Romo – apparently now nicknamed “Glass” in NFL circles – has fractured vertebrae following being squashed in a tackle courtesy of Seattle Seahawks defender Cliff Avril over the weekend.
That wasn’t the only pain Romo has suffered. As with anyone in the public limelight, criticism is not far away — especially living in a meme-hungry world. There have been plenty of pearlers created in the past few days.
The only good news for Dallas is Prescott has continued his fine pre-season form, although he has been thrust right into the spotlight of being his team’s number one passer in a matter of weeks.
While Romo and Moore enter rehab, Prescott needs a mature aged back-up. Early reports suggest Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos have offered to offload Mark Sanchez to “America’s Team”.
Can you imagine the uproar in Texas if the “Butt-Fumbler” makes it to be their top guy? Shock horror!
There are current stop-gap free agent options such as the enigmatic Michael Vick, the quickly forgotten Josh Freeman and the reliable Matt Flynn.
Even current signed QB’s Nick Foles (Kansas City Chiefs), Luke McCown (New Orleans Saints) or Matt Schaub (Atlanta Falcons) would make decent options.
One thing is for sure, Dallas will be in safe hands if Prescott can continue his rapid ascent to superstardom.