On the night before Halloween, Dak Prescott gave Cowboys fans the best treat of the weekend by coming to the party as Tony Romo.
For the final, game-winning play of overtime, Dak channeled his inner-Romo, stepping up, stepping back, spinning out, and finding Romo’s long-time favorite target, Jason Witten all alone in the end zone.
You can relive the tasty goodness of that treat here.
In case you’ve forgotten just how Romo that move was, here are many reminders.
Now, it could also be said that Prescott’s entire Halloween Eve performance was Romo-esque – his teammates on special teams having a horrendous night, penalties flying across all three phases of the game, offense sputtering, focusing on Dez so much to the detriment of the overall offense, a pick in the red zone, and then finally putting it together just in time to pull out the win.
Of course, Dak did things that Romo likely cannot still do. Tony can’t run like Dak, anymore. He probably shouldn’t try to bull his way into the end zone and end up in a pile of 300-pound men. To be fair, Dak can’t do some of the things Romo can do as a result of 10 years of experience and film study. But, we can check the “scramble/spin/find your dude in the end zone” item off of that list of things he can’t do.
On the night before Halloween, Prescott looked like a young Romo who – unlike the original – has an outstanding offensive line, running game, and receiving core to aid in his development. And if I’m Philadelphia, New York, Washington, or any other team in the NFC, I just saw something I’m afraid will give me nightmares for the next decade.