In case you missed the big news of Tuesday morning, Dallas Cowboys quarterback¬†Tony Romo has decided to step away from football and will reportedly concentrate his efforts on beginning a career in broadcasting — likely for CBS.

This news clears the way for Dak Prescott to officially become the face of the Cowboys once and for all. After Romo went down last preseason, Prescott stepped up brilliantly in Romo’s absence and accomplished what few outside of Starkville thought was capable in 2016. The rookie from Mississippi State started every game for the Cowboys, leading the team to a 13-3 regular season record, the No. 1 seed in the NFC entering the NFL Playoffs, and won NFL Rookie of the Year honors.

While many will point to the dominant Dallas offensive line and an incredible running game as the catalyst for the run, Prescott did manage to throw for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions. Not bad for a player forced into duty unexpectedly at the beginning of an NFL career many projected to be a long-term project.

With Romo likely to be watching NFL games from a booth this season, the biggest quarterback issue facing Dallas now is finding a capable backup to serve behind Prescott. Quite a turn of events for the former MSU legend, as this time last year, Prescott was simply hoping to hear his name called in the 2016 NFL Draft.


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