By Bo Pierce
The two rookies picked up in the draft have shown some high caliber performances for the Cowboys, but could they be what the Cowboys need to get back to a Super Bowl caliber team?
According to stats, Dak Prescott hasn’t thrown a single interception for 131 pass attempts and has 3 touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott has 94 rushing attempts for 412 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus he’s leading the NFL in rushing. Tony Romo, the Cowboys other QB, got injured late in the preseason and Dak was sent in to fill his shoes. While Romo was gone, Dak has taken the Cowboys to a 3-1 start. Over the past 10 years, Romo has only helped the Cowboys make it to the playoffs 4 times; winning mainly the wildcard rounds but always losing in the divisional round. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have a shot to bring the Cowboys to the playoffs, and they’re both rookies!
This is the first time a rookie QB and a rookie HB are starting on the Cowboys since 1969 when Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill started. But the Cowboys are still going to have to beat some tough teams if they want to make it to the playoffs. The next three weeks involves 2 home games against Bengals and Eagles, and an away game against the Packers. But they still have some tough games ahead, like the 2 home games against Redskins and Ravens and 2 away games against the Vikings and Giants. If the Cowboys can manage to beat these teams, I believe they can make a playoff appearance this year. What do you think, can the Cowboys rookie duo make it big? Or just come up short?