Rohan Gupta: Dak Prescott should continue to start for the Cowboys when Tony Romo is ready to return. While Romo is a very good quarterback, and would likely provide solid production under center, history is littered with examples of young talents unseating incumbents when given the chance (see: Lou Gehrig, Wally Pipp; Tom Brady, Drew Bledsoe). That isn't to say that Prescott will be as good as Gehrig or Brady, but to wait and see what happens. Dak and Dallas are clicking on all cylinders right now, and there's no downside to letting it play out. If things go wrong, you have a quality backup option in Romo. But if you go to Romo immediately, you risk destabilizing your current momentum and the flow of the offense that has thrived under Prescott's style of play. Plus, there's no reason to push Romo hard right away after yet another major back injury. I must admit, however, as a Giants fan, I hope the "accident waiting to happen" (cue Stephen A. Smith) messes this up.
Tyler Brandt: Look, the only question that matters here is this: who is the better quarterback right now? It has nothing to do with whether or not someone should be able to lose his job to injury (a ridiculous argument). It has nothing to do with not fixing what isn't broken (improvements can always be made). Right now, I believe that Dak Prescott is the better quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott currently has a Raw QBR of 84.1, better than any single-season QBR Romo has posted in his career. Sure, the line and Ezekiel Elliott help, but Romo had that line, too, and got hurt behind it. He also had DeMarco Murray run wild with him in 2014. My one concern with Prescott is that he fumbles a good amount (4 so far), but Romo averages over six fumbles a season, anyway. I don't know if Prescott will continue at his current pace, but Dallas needs to be sure that he won't before they bench him.
Jacob Gross: I think that Dak Prescott should continue to start even when Romo is healthy enough to return. Prescott should continue to start because he has the hot hand right now and has proven that he can perform on the big stage, especially after his strong performance last week at the hostile Lambeau Field. While Prescott's raw numbers aren't eye-popping--he's 20th in the NFL with 248 passing yards per game and tied for 17th with seven passing TDs--he has only thrown one interception, has the fifth best quarterback rating in the league (103.9), and has the second best Total QBR in the NFL (82.5). Most importantly, he has led his team to a 5-1 record, five straight wins and the top of the NFC East standings. Romo has only had this good of a start to the season once--all the way back in 2007 when the Cowboys started 5-1 and went on to finish 13-3--and then went on to lose in the Divisional round of the playoffs. While some might believe that this year would be different for Romo and that he would finally be able to lead the Cowboys deep into the playoffs because of how well rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has been playing, there is no precedent for such an assumption (especially because Romo played with DeMarco Murray in his prime). In addition, there is no reason to bench a young quarterback like Prescott who has been so effective. Doing so will not only worsen the Cowboys' chances of making a deep run this year, but it might also have a negative impact on Prescott's morale, which would not be good for the Cowboys if they hope to have him for whenever the next time Romo gets hurt or for when Romo finally leaves the team or retires.