October 20, 2016
As we noted last week, a Dallas Cowboys beat writer opined that the Philadelphia Eagles would not see Tony Romo when they face the Cowboys Week 8 in Dallas. Instead, they'll face rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
Yesterday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported more definitively that the Cowboys will indeed roll with Prescott.
The Eagles and Cowboys may have both found their franchise quarterbacks of the next decade in the 2016 NFL Draft, but they took very different paths to get their guy. Obviously, the Eagles specifically targeted Wentz, trading a bounty of draft picks to move up to the No. 2 overall pick to get their guy. A reminder of what it took:
The Cowboys meanwhile, swung and missed on a number of quarterback prospects before settling on Prescott.
Both Wentz and Prescott have been stellar so far this season as rookies:
|Player||Comp-Att (Comp %)||Yards (YPA)||TD-INT||Rating|
|Carson Wentz||102-157 (65%)||1186 (7.55)||7-1||99.9|
|Dak Prescott||125-182 (68.7%)||1486 (8.17)||7-1||103.9|
The Cowboys have a bye this week, so barring Prescott getting hit by a bus or Wentz getting destroyed by a Vikings defensive lineman (certainly possible), we'll get to see the first of potentially many Wentz-Prescott battles.
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