We finally have some closure on the Dallas Cowboys quarterback situation. Persevering for his eighth straight win on the road in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, Dak Prescott has essentially forced the Cowboys to stick with the hot hand – which they will now do.
Jerry Jones confirmed this following Dallas’ latest win, while also providing some news on Tony Romo and his ongoing recovery process.
Jerry Jones said Tony Romo will be active next week as the backup QB vs. the Ravens.
Romo was inactive this week once again, after appearing on the injury report throughout the week of practice as “limited” for the first time. Although he did not receive many full-team reps with this status, Romo will apparently be ready to back up Prescott at home against the Ravens in week 11.
With #9 active, the rookie Dak Prescott might just face his toughest challenge yet in this game, as he’s now being pinned as the man that will determine the faith of the currently first-place 8-1 Cowboys. Looking over his shoulder, Romo will only play if Prescott struggles enough to warrant benching, which has not happened to date.
Personally, I’m told the situation has been difficult for Tony Romo. He’s taken it hard. But he’ll be a good team guy, be backup… and wait.
Sure, Prescott has had his struggles at times, but come crunch-time he always finds a way to rise to the occasion (sound like his now-backup at all?) – and that is how he made this quarterback decision a whole lot easier for Jerry Jones and his football team.
Like it or not, there is no more “Team Romo” and “Team Dak”. There is simply “Team Let’s Go Win All The Football Games With Whatever Quarterback Gives Us The Best Chance To Do So”.
Improbably, that is the eighth quarterback taken in the 2016 NFL Draft – Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.