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No More Romo; Prescott is America’s QB

Posted by: Charlie Smith
No More Romo; Prescott is America’s QB

As the Dallas Cowboys advanced to an impressive 8-1 record, a question began to rise to the forefront of the mind of NFL sportsbook fans; will the Cowboys actually shoot themselves in the foot by putting a healthy Tony Romo back under center? Well this past Tuesday all of our concerns were put to rest when Romo made an announcement to settle the debate.

“[Prescott’s] earned the right to be our quarterback. As hard as that is for me to say, he’s earned that right. I think Dak knows I have his back, and I know he has mine.”

Romo’s comments are reassuring to Cowboys’ fans who felt that Prescott was the future of the team. With his statements, Romo has once again shown the professionalism and the class that he possesses. It would’ve been a huge blow both to the fan base and the team’s confidence to make the swap at quarterback. With Prescott under center, the Cowboys are a safe bet on NFL games. Prescott has led them to 8 consecutive wins. In a league that is this competitive, you cannot in good conscience mess with that success.

Entering Week 12, Prescott will have the full support of Romo and there are no longer any unanswered questions; this is Prescott’s team. Accounting for Prescott’s renewed confidence, what kind of odds are NFL sportsbooks putting together for this contest?

NFL Odds – Week 11 – Sunday, November 20th 

Dallas Cowboys -7 (-115) 44½ (-110)
Baltimore Ravens +7 (-105) 44½ (-110)

Against the 5-4 Ravens, the Cowboys are obviously going to come in as the favorite. This past weekend the Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-30, and this upcoming Sunday they’re likely to beat the Steelers’ AFC North brethren. NFL sportsbooks are painting the Cowboys as the 7-point favorite; will they be able to cover the spread?

Looking over how menacing the Ravens defense is, Dallas might have a hard time running up the scoreboard in Week 11. With an average of 17.8 points per contest, Baltimore is giving up the 3rd fewest amount of points. Ezekiel Elliot is a monster, but the Ravens have the No. 1 run defense, which is certainly one matchup fans won’t want to miss. In addition, Baltimore has the 5th best passing defense and the No. 1 total defense in the league. Needless to say, this will be the best defense that the Cowboys have gone up against all season long. It will be interesting to see how Prescott handles himself now that he is 100% their starter, especially against a team that hasn’t lost to a rookie quarterback in three years. That’s quite an impressive streak, but the Prescott-led Cowboys haven’t lost a game since September. One thing is for certain, one of these streaks will come to an end this Sunday.