The Dallas Cowboys aren't going to replace Dak Prescott unless he completely falls apart.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting, citing multiple team sources, that it would take a "prolonged slump" from the standout rookie quarterback before Dallas would consider a change.
Prescott is coming off his worst performance of the season, but has exceeded any and all expectations now 13 starts into his pro career.
According to Rappoport's report, though, startingwould only "maybe" become an option in the event Prescott struggles over the course of a four-week span.
However the playoffs are fast approaching and turning to Romo at this point in the season may not be a realistic scenario for the Cowboys. Romo is more than a year removed from his last NFL action, and has not had any reps since suffering a back injury in the preseason.
Precott could stifle any such concerns with a bounce-back performance in Sunday night's game against the, and his body of work to this point suggests that such a result is entirely possible. He has certainly earned the opportunity to work his way through the kind of issues all rookies face.
Any other result would truly put this debate in flight, though, and the Cowboys would almost certainly have to ponder giving Romo a chance at that point.
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