Jerry Jones: Tony Romo To Serve As Backup

Over the weekend, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Dak Prescott will start for the Cowboys in Week 11 while Tony Romo serves as the backup. Jones stopped short saying that the rookie will start for the remainder of the season, but in an interview this morning he implied that the job belongs to Prescott and he will not be on a short leash. Prescott “won’t be looking over his shoulder,” Jones said (Twitter link via Charean Williams of the Star Telegram). Tony Romo (Vertical)

Jones also told 105.3 The Fan that he has had the conversation with Romo about dressing and being the backup (Twitter link). Romo, we’ve heard, is not overly pleased with the situation. Jones said that he thinks Romo will make a great offensive coordinator when his playing days are through, and that’s likely not much of a consolation for the 36-year-old.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for Romo, but the Cowboys would be hard-pressed to make any other choice as they sit atop the NFL with an 8-1 record.

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2 comments on “Jerry Jones: Tony Romo To Serve As Backup

  1. Louisiana Farmhand

    Slap that slinky but baby kept the binky. Romo be a reserve y’all.

  2. danbo

    Just great jerrah, cause problems. They should keep Romo out until he is/if needed. Having him on the sideline in uniform is just begging for issues/problems. Keep him out if something were to happen to Dak to where he can’t play then activate romo. This COULD have DISASTER written all over it. God I hope not. Time for Romo to ride off into the sunset or another team pleaseeeeeee.

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