After last night the Cowboys aren’t too concerned about trading for a backup QB. Last week when Kellen Moore went down the Dallas front office began looking for a journeyman back up to join the club but after Dak Prescott went 10 for 12 with 139 yards and two touchdowns in the first half suddenly the Cowboys have their quarterback of the future.
Prescott was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in April. The former Mississippi State star was thought to be a second round pick but after a DUI Prescott slipped to later in the draft. But after watching him blow up on Saturday night he clearly outplayed the #1 pick, Jared Goff who struggled going 4 of 9 with 39 yards passing and an interception.
One of Prescott’s TD passes was to Dez Bryant in the first quarter. Bryant was impressed with the rookie and if Tony Romo goes down Dallas will be in good hands. “I think the best thing about Dak is that he is extremely calm,” Bryant said. “It’s like he’s been here before. He’s not playing like a rookie. He is going to be very good; he’s special.”
In Nashville the Titans also got a look at their running back of the future as Derrick Henry ran for 74 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown in the second quarter. Henry will be the #2 back behind DeMarco Murray who showed he hasn’t lost a step last night running for 93 yards on 6 touches with a touchdown as well. With Murray and Henry in the backfield Tennessee has a dynamic one, two punch that can wear defenses down as both are downhill runners who can run over defenders.
Henry was selected in the second round out of Alabama and was the second running back taken overall. Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott went fourth overall to Dallas. Elliott did not play last night due to injury so as of now Henry looks like the best running back in the Draft so far.