The Dallas Cowboys are the top seed in the NFC playoffs, but quarterback Tony Romo hasn’t been behind center at all through the first 15 games of the regular season. That changed on Sunday during the second quarter of Dallas’ Week 17 game in Philadelphia against the Eagles.
Tied 3-3 in the second quarter, Romo took over for starter Dak Prescott, who left the game because the Cowboys wanted to rest Prescott and limit the potential for him to get injured before the playoffs. Romo looked like he had never left the field, going 3-for-4 for 30 yards and a touchdown pass to Terrence Williams, his first and likely only touchdown pass of the 2016-17 regular season.
The “Twitterverse”, predictably, went crazy.
That was the only drive of the day for Romo, who was then replaced by Mark Sanchez for the remainder of the game. It has to be a comforting feeling for Cowboys fans to know that should something happen to Prescott, Dallas has a more than capable backup ready to step in at any time.