Prescott, Cowboys headline teams winning minus injured stars (The Associated Press)

Dak Prescott’s job was to win without Tony Romo when the Dallas Cowboys lost their 10-year starting quarterback to a preseason back injury after going 1-11 with him sidelined last season. Prescott was so good, Romo never got his job back. The Cowboys won 11 straight games and secured the top seed in the NFC with rookie sensations Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott , along with one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, highlighting a short list of teams that thrived or at least survived without injured stars in 2016.