Next Week, Tony Romo Will Back Up Dak Prescott – Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones unequivocally stated that Dak Prescott is the team’s starting quarterback.


What would’ve been a good problem to have earlier in the season is now an obvious choice, not least thanks to Dak’s impressive run of form, which has seen him record 14 touchdown passes. “We are going to let the decision make itself,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. “Dak has got a hot hand, and we’re going to go with it.”

The Cowboys currently have the best record in the NFL (8-1) and with Prescott firing on all cylinders they show no signs of stopping. The quarterback completed 22 of 32 passes for 319 yards and recorded two touchdown passes. He also led his team on a 75-yard drive, which ended with a 32-yard touchdown by Ezekiel Elliott.

“It’s just going with the obvious,” Jones said. “You are going with how the team is doing right now. It must not be obvious because I get asked about it every time I open my mouth. It’s not hard. It’s not hard at all. Tony would make the same decision. That’s what you do.”

Romo will be Prescott’s backup against the Ravens, with coach Jason Garrett hoping to see him up and running in a couple of weeks. He’s been inactive for the last nine games after suffering a compression fracture on his back on August 25. “There’s no fragileness because Tony is on board to ride this thing out as well,” Jones said.

“Absolutely. Absolutely. Let me be real clear on that. There is no equivocation. He is totally committed to doing the very best thing to win the game.” And Jones can sleep better knowing that they can rely on Romo in the future in case they need something different or if Prescott struggles for form.

“You see what a veteran quarterback can do. He gets in there and knows how to dissect and has all of that experience,” Jones said. “But you also see what Dak can do. That was a pretty nice little template to look at right there.”