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According to multiple reports, including this one from ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Cowboys are preparing for Sunday’s regular season finale by assuming that Mark Sanchez will get the majority of the team’s snaps at quarterback.
For those in Week 17 fantasy football championships, don't expect to see Dak Prescott out there very long on Sunday.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) December 29, 2016
Rookie Dak Prescott has started the team’ first 15 games of the season, but with the No. 1 seed locked up, the Cowboys don't have anything tangible to play for on a Sunday.
It seems the team’s regular starters, including Prescott and fellow rookie stud running back Ezekiel Elliott, will begin the game in their regular roles, before being taken out to protect them from possible injuries.
Along with #Cowboys Mark Sanchez receiving most of the reps, expect same with Darren McFadden. An inexperienced LT adds to resting starters— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2016
It’s interesting to see Sanchez getting reps, and being expected to get the play time, over Tony Romo. Romo, of course, was injured in the preseason, which opened the door for Prescott to play and excel this season.
Romo is supposedly back and healthy, but it would appear the Cowboys either don't want to risk his injury, or Romo has decided to sit out in lieu of Sanchez to protect his worth in this upcoming offseason.
Either way, it’ll be pretty fun (and, likely, very funny) to see the Eagles’ defense face Mark Sanchez, who spent 2014 and 2015 in Philadelphia before being traded this past offseason.