Looking at Dak Prescott’s first 37 starts versus Tony Romo’s last 37
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is very interesting People are always going to compare Dak Prescott to Tony Romo. It’s the way sports work.The 2016 debate of Dak or Tony will live in infamy as one of the more spirited ones to ever grace the hallowed halls of BTB. Thankfully we’re past that [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-kavon-frazier-jersey]http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-kavon-frazier-jersey[/url] , but with Dak playing poorly to begin the season (and dipping during a chunk of last year) many have been yearning for the days of Niner once more. It’s hard to prove either side when you have a debate like this. Times change, teams change, rules change, but time is so important that it must be said once more that times change. We can never truly compare person A to person B because we can’t simulate the exact same environment for both experiments. People try to compare though, and they do so in clever ways. People look at common denominators like their home records, road records, and records during certain stretch of time like their first 16 games for example. As we’re looking at 100% of Dak Prescott’s body of work here it’s really not fair to compare him to all of Romo’s because that one is larger.Let’s take a look at Dak Prescott versus the final version of Tony RomoESPN’s Mike Sando did something a bit interesting on Tuesday night and compared all of 37 of Prescott’s starts so far to Romo’s final 37 ones. Give it a gander for yourself.Romo’s final 37 starts begins with the December 16th, 2012 game where he helped propel the Cowboys to an overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers (the Brandon Carr interception). It encompasses the final three games of that season, 15 games in 2013, 15 games in 2014 (what is agreed to be his finest season), and the four games he started in 2015 (although he didn’t finish two of them). Obviously Tony Romo threw more, explaining more yards and touchdownsPhoto by Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesYou’ll remember that Dallas was throwing the ball like crazy in 2012 and 2013 (Romo threw it 122 times just in those final three games of the former season) and that it wasn’t until 2014 when they landed on the run-heavy mentality that they know and employ today. Obviously that’s factored in with Romo to a degree.Romo trounces Prescott when it comes to attempts, completions, yards, and attempts. Interestingly Dak holds his own when it comes to yards per attempt, yards per completion [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-travis-frederick-jersey]Youth Travis Frederick Jersey[/url] , and even completion percentage. What’s worrisome is that Prescott has only eight less interceptions than Romo despite almost 100 less attempts, but obviously he’s been bad as of late. This feels obvious, but we need to qualify this whole discussion with the fact that part of the time included here is the 2014 season which, again, is generally agreed upon to be the finest of Romo’s career. We’re not looking to prove a point necessarily, but it’s important context that Romo is wearing his finest suit in this sample size.Dak Prescott has won just as much, he runs far more (duh), and he even has a higher QBRPhoto by Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesThere’s no denying that Dak Prescott is a far more lethal weapon on the ground that Tony Romo. He has over 600 more yards on the ground and double digits there where Romo doesn’t have any. This part can’t be debated.The Cowboys obviously don’t ask Prescott to do as much through the air as they did Romo which is evidenced in the number of passing attempts that he has. The run-heavy mindset was developed over the course of Romo’s career whereas Dak was born in it. The offensive focus throughout Prescott’s entire tenure has been Ezekiel Elliott save for the six-game stretch when he was suspended in 2017.What’s most important to note here is that Dak Prescott is equal in the number that matters - wins. Winning is the name of the game in football and if you do that then everything else is all the more forgivable. This is partly why Dak has been under such scrutiny as of late... because the Cowboys aren’t winning.It’s an interesting debate and it always will beObviously Prescott got off to an insane start for his Cowboys career with 13 wins as a rookie. That’s almost a third of the wins he has at this point, and he’s only five games into his third season. What Romo did throughout his career will always be criminally underrated, but the reality is that we may romanticize it a bit when we look back and only remember the good.Prescott has an opportunity to change the narrative this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If he’s able to have success against the ferocious defense that they have, including the player in Jalen Ramsey that the Cowboys selected Zeke over, people will inch their way closer to him. Again, that’s just the way sports goes. Coincidentally as Dak tries to right himself in the eyes of Cowboys fans all over the world there will be one man watching from up above telling us all about it. His name is Tony Romo, and he’ll be on call this Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Cam Newton is welcoming the idea of sharing the spotlight in Carolina.Newton has been the focal point of the Panthers' offense for the past seven seasons, but that's about to change — at least to some degree.Sure, Newton will still be running the show and remain a dual-threat QB [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-cole-beasley-jersey]Youth Cole Beasley Jersey[/url] , but coach Ron Rivera has made it clear Christian McCaffrey will play a much larger role this season, saying that it would be "ideal" to get the second-year running back 25 to 30 touches per game.That's a lot.McCaffrey averaged less than half that amount of touches as a rookie and still managed 1,086 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns, so there's potential for him to have a big season.Most of McCaffrey's production came as a receiver in 2017, where he set a franchise rookie record with 80 receptions and five TD catches. But after releasing all-time leading rusher Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers are eager to feature McCaffrey more in the running game — similar to how new Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner used LaDainian Tomlinson in San Diego."I could see Christian, especially if he continues to develop the way we think he can, being a very integral part of what we want to do," Rivera said.And it's all part of the overall design to take some of the pressure off Newton, who led the team in rushing as well as passing last season.One of the reasons Turner was brought in was to find new and creative ways to get McCaffrey the ball, particularly in open space where he's difficult to tackle because of his speed and shiftiness.McCaffrey has been featured extensively in the preseason, touching the ball 10 times for 51 yards on Carolina's opening 16-play drive against the New England Patriots in the third preseason game.Here are some other things to know about the Panthers:CAM AND NORVAs for Newton, all eyes will be on how well he adapts to Turner's offense.Newton worked in a similar scheme with Turner understudy Rob Chudzinski early in his career, so there is some familiarity there.But while Newton said he's "extremely comfortable" with Turner, players say this system is more intricate than what former offensive coordinator Mike Shula ran.Under Turner, Newton will be asked to look past his first and second options more often and take what the defense gives him [url=http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-demarcus-lawrence-jersey]Youth Demarcus Lawrence Jersey[/url] , relying heavily on McCaffrey and new speedy receivers Jarius Wright, Torrey Smith and rookie D.J. Moore to make plays."That has to be my mentality," Newton said. "We have a lot of guys who can take 2 yards and turn it into 20 yards, or more. But it starts with me and I have to trust those guys and get the ball to them."SPREADING IT AROUNDRivera also wants to see Newton get back to doing the things that earned him the league MVP honor in 2015 and helped the Panthers reach the Super Bowl — spreading the ball around to his several different receivers.He certainly has the options to do that with the additions at wide receiver and tight end Greg Olsen."Norv gets guys a lot of different guys in a lot of different places," Wright said. "There are some quick throws here and there and he basically gives the quarterback places to go with the ball."REPLACING DAVISIt is Shaq Thompson time in Carolina.Thompson has been groomed for the past three seasons to take over for Thomas Davis at weakside linebacker. With Davis suspended four games to open the season for testing positive for a banned substance, Thompson gets his shot."Thomas is the leader of our room, he's the leader of this team," middle linebacker Luke Kuechly said. "We are going to miss having him around. Shaq will do an excellent job, but when Thomas gets back, he's going to be hungry and he's going to be fresh."ACTION JACKSONThe Panthers will be counting on second-round pick Donte Jackson to step in and start right away at cornerback.Jackson is not big, but he was one of the fastest players in college football last season. He still struggles at times taking the correct angle on tackles, but the Panthers love his swagger and playmaking ability.O-LINE INJURIESThree starters on the offensive line went down with knee injuries during the preseason leaving the Panthers in a potentially precarious situation. Rivera said he's not sure if 2017 All-Pro second-team right tackle Daryl Williams, left tackle Matt Kalil or left guard Amini Silatolu will be back on the field for Carolina's Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Dallas.
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