As America heads to the polls to cast their ballots for the next Commander In-Chief, so too is America’s Team with regards as to who their Commander In-Chief will be. On Monday, Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett announced that 14-year veteran quarterback and former Pro Bowler Tony Romo has been medically cleared to return to practice. This comes on the heels of Romo getting in limited practice sessions over the last few weeks as he continues his recovery from a back injury suffered Aug. 25th.
This news also comes on the heels of another convincing victory by Romo’s fill-in starter in rookie phenom Dak Prescott. On Sunday, Prescott continued to show more command of this offense as he went 21-27 passing for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns, in a 35-10 blowout win. Prescott, along with an improved defense and a vaunted rushing attack, have stormed out to an NFC best 7-1 start. As the wins keep piling up, the number of people saying to stay with the current leader of the ship has increased, as this team has truly shown glimpses of looking ‘special’ this season.
So far, the organization, and Romo, have kept quiet as to their plans when number 9 gets healthy, nor should they as they are clearly under no immediate pressure to show their hand. With a 2-game lead in the loss column over the next best NFC team, the team will continue to ride the hot hand, and hope to cash this winning lottery ticket for as much of a payout as possible. While the team continues its transformation into an NFC powerhouse, they will hope to give Romo as much time as possible to heal to the best of his ability, with the hope that he will be able to contribute if and/or when they need him. Until then, the Cowboys will look to push their winning-streak to 8 games, as they travel to Pittsburgh this weekend for a matchup against the Steelers.
Jared Wingate is a local Dallas resident who is passionate about 'dem Cowboys! He is also a Broadcast Journalism major. Subscribe and follow him on Twitter @wingate_jared.