ARLINGTON, Texas — New backup, same result for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and Dallas.
Prescott passed for three touchdowns, two to receiver Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cowboys set a franchise regular-season record with their ninth straight win, 27-17 over the Ravens on Sunday.
The Cowboys punted on their first four possessions — a first this season — against the NFL's No. 1 defense. But Prescott was 14-of-15 in the second half and led consecutive drives of 92 and 88 yards after halftime to break a tie at 10. Both drives ended with touchdown passes to Bryant .
"Like I said before, the guy's amazing," said Bryant, who had his first two-score game since his All-Pro season of 2014.
"We're going to follow that guy. We're going to continue to keep following that guy. The way that he adjusts and the way he handles his business, it says a lot about him."
Romo, who broke a bone in his back in a preseason game, was active for the first time since Thanksgiving last year and was the backup for the first time in 10 years.
The 36-year-old never took off his baseball cap, although he watched with interest as medical personnel surrounded Prescott after he went down on a late hit by linebacker C.J. Mosley after his first touchdown pass, to Cole Beasley in the second quarter.
Prescott, who was off target on three straight throws during the rough start, bounced off the bench moments later.
"Before the game starts I know we're going to figure things out," Prescott said. "The game plan that we got going into there and the adjustments we've made all season long. There's no worry in us not figuring things out."