Every athlete wants to be a starter. There’s a certain allure that comes with being No. 1 on the depth chart.
Dak Prescott is not immune to such feelings.
The Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback has been modest in recent weeks when questioned about the team’s QB controversy. Prescott wasn’t as reserved on Monday when asked if he wanted to continue being the team’s starter once veteran quarterback Tony Romo comes back from his back injury.
“Everybody wants to play. Everybody wants to get out there, get out there on the field. I have that in me it’s itching to play,” Prescott said when asked by FOX Sport’s Colin Cowherd, per KKTK 1400. “But as long as we’re winning, as long as he’s doing well with this team and he’s feeling good, I’m happy.”
Prescott’s response is the closest statement to date where the rookie softly admits that he wants to be the team’s starting quarterback.
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have remained steadfast that Romo will regain his starting status once he gets back from injury. But the tide is starting to turn with every superb Prescott performance.
Dallas is 5-1 with Prescott at the helm. At this point the organization should continue to let the 6-foot-2 rookie start. He’s earned it with his play and the Cowboys shouldn’t want to disrupt their momentum.