Back in 2016, no one would’ve known that a fourth-round draft selection would replace not only the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys but also the face of the franchise of America’s team. Now, Dak Prescott is coming up on a new deal. The question Cowboys fans want to know is, is he worth a new contract?
Let’s look at the first four years of both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott. We are going to start with Romo then Dak Prescott.
Back in 2004, Tony Romo was an undrafted free agent and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He started games off an on, but in 2007 (his fourth season), he became the starting quarterback. The stats that were going over are from 2007-2010 (years four through seven).
In his first four seasons as a starting quarterback, he had a 19-7 regular-season record in 54 games. Romo completed 64 percent of his passes, racked up 7,114 total yards, threw for 55 touchdowns, and had passes intercepted 32 times. Tony also went to the playoffs four times, going as far as the divisional round.
Now let’s take a look at Dak Prescott. Prescott was drafted in 2016 in the fourth round. No one thought that he would start his first year until Romo went down with a brutal neck injury ending his career. In four seasons, he has a 40-24 record as a starter. In 64 total games, his completion percentage is 65 percent (one percent more than Romo), 15,778 yards (8,664 yards more than Romo), 90 touchdowns (35 more touchdowns), and 36 interceptions (four more interceptions).
After looking at all of the stats from both talented players, it’s imperative to sign Dak. He has better numbers in his first four years at quarterback, and he has the potential to go to the Super Bowl with McCarthy at the helm, unlike Romo did with Jason Garrett.