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FRISCO, Texas -- The issue is no longer whether Dak Prescott will start ahead of a healthy Tony Romo for Dallas.Now the question is how far the Cowboys can go with a rookie quarterback after they tied a franchise record with their eighth straight win and a few hours later ended up with the NFLs best record when New England lost to Seattle.Prescotts performance in the fourth quarter of a wild 35-30 win at Pittsburgh stole any of the surprise there might have been with owner and general manager Jerry Jones declaring afterward that Romo would be the backup Sunday at home against Baltimore (5-4).It will be a few days shy of a year since the last time the 36-year-old Romo was active for a game. And it has been 10 years since Romo, who broke a bone in his back in a preseason game, wasnt the Dallas starter.The teams longest same-season winning streak since Roger Staubach took Dallas to the Super Bowl 39 years ago makes the decision easy.Its just going with the obvious, Jones said. I get asked about it every time I open my mouth. Its not hard. Its not hard at all. Tony would make the same decision.Prescott directed two 75-yard touchdown drives in the fourth quarter with the Cowboys (8-1) trailing the Steelers by a point each time. While fellow standout rookie Ezekiel Elliott finished both with touchdown runs , Prescott made several big throws.On the winning drive that started with 42 seconds left after the Steelers went ahead, Prescott completed a 13-yarder to Jason Witten one play before another completion to the tight end ended with a facemask penalty that put the Cowboys in field-goal range before Elliotts winning run with 9 seconds remaining.Dallas trailed most of the game in part because of a lost fumble by Prescott early.Thats one of the most important parts of that position is to be able to handle the adversity of it, coach Jason Garrett said. From series to series, from quarter to quarter, half to half and throughout the ballgame, youve just got to keep banging away.Elliotts numbers are getting more attention because hes the NFL rushing leader (1,005 yards) and has a shot at Eric Dickersons rookie record (1,808 yards in 1983). But Prescott is completing 67 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and two interceptions.The 23-year-old from Mississippi State -- a fourth-round pick after the Cowboys couldnt pull of a trade for Paxton Lynch, who went to Denver in the first round -- has road wins over a pair of Super Bowl champions in Green Bays Aaron Rodgers and the Steelers Ben Roethlisberger.And Prescott essentially outdueled Roethlisberger, who threw for 408 yards and executed a fake-spike touchdown pass to put the Steelers ahead in the final minute.You see what a veteran quarterback can do, Jones said. But you also see what Dak can do. That was a pretty nice little template to look at right there.A month ago, the Cowboys figured to have a touchy subject looming. Not now, says Jones.There is no fragileness about this, with the team or the coaches, Jones said. Dak is earning his way. Tony has earned his way. Both of them can play quarterback well enough to win games.And the Cowboys have upgraded the backup job, with Romo replacing Mark Sanchez.Game notes Garrett said TE Geoff Swaim will have surgery for a pectoral injury. He is expected to be out for the season. ... Garrett said CB Orlando Scandrick should be OK coming out of the concussion protocol.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler Cheap Air Jordan Retro . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. Cheap Authentic Jordans Website . 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And its pure gold, unlike the medal Justin Rose won in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympics. A friend gave it to him, and Johnson was using it Wednesday during his pro-am at the BMW Championship.Johnson is aiming for something more valuable, at least in terms of cash.He is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup going into the third playoff event, and the U.S. Open champion is virtually assured of being among the top five who would only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the $10 million bonus.The FedEx Cup is at the halfway point, and its starting to feel like a sprint -- perhaps it felt like a slowdown for several players who stopped by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday to drive BMWs around the track.Patrick Reed is No. 1 in the standings based on his victory at The Barclays and a tie for fifth at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Hes followed by world No. 1 Jason Day, Johnson, Deutsche Bank winner Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott.THE THIRD LEG: Only 70 players advanced to the BMW Championship, the final stop before the top 30 reach the Tour Championship.Jordan Spieth is at No. 6 and eager to move into the top five, for those are the players who control their own fate in two weeks at the Tour Championship. The first step is to get there, and it would appear that no more than eight players have a chance to move into the top 30.Kevin Na dropped from No. 14 to No. 23 because he skipped last week when his wife gave birth. Henrik Stenson is No. 24, and his prospects are tenuous because the British Open champ is not playing Crooked Stick to rest his right knee and his mind for the Ryder Cup.Bubba Watson narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Ryder Cup. He is at No. 27 and is hopeful he doesnt narrowly miss out on East Lake.Just outside the top 30 is Daniel Berger, the only PGA Tour rookie last year to make it to the Tour Championship.CROOKED STICK: John Daly was the ninth alternate when he introduced the world to his grip it and rip it ways in the 1991 PGA Championship, and that explains a lot about this Pete Dye design just north of Indianapolis.ddddddddddddIts a big course, and its tailored for big hitters.McIlroy made bogey on the last hole in 2012 and still won by two shots at Crooked Stick over a cast of contenders that included Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott.RYDER CUP: As usual, the FedEx Cup shares the billing with the Ryder Cup at the playoff events this year. U.S. captain Davis Love III makes three of his four picks on Monday after the BMW Championship.Even though Mickelson says the initial three picks are fairly obvious, the list of candidates goes from Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar to Watson and J.B. Holmes, and perhaps a younger player who has had a solid year and wins the BMW Championship.A good week wouldnt hurt an Americans chances.AWARD RACES: Johnson and Day are locked in a tight battle as front-runners for PGA Tour player of the year with only two tournaments remaining before the players vote.But theres more.The top five in the running for the Vardon Trophy -- a prestigious award for the lowest adjusted scoring average -- are Day, Johnson, Mickelson, Spieth and Scott. Day at No. 1 and Scott at No. 5 are separated a 0.273 average, so its still anyones game.One other race is for PGA Tour rookie of the year. The tour declared Si Woo Kim a rookie. The South Korean won the Wyndham Championship three weeks ago and is No. 18 in the FedEx Cup, making him a lock for East Lake. Emiliano Grillo, who won the first tournament of the season and contended in the PGA Championship on Sunday, is No. 8 and the leading rookies. Smylie Kaufman won in Las Vegas, played in the final group at the Masters and is No. 33, needing to get into the top 30 to have any chance. ' ' '

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