Latest On Tony Romo, Dak Prescott

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo continues to progress in his recovery from a broken bone in his back and is aiming for a Week 8 or Week 9 return, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Romo has been aggressive in his workouts lately and is “throwing the ball with zip,” a source told Florio.

Tony Romo & Dak Prescott

Romo’s absence this season hasn’t been the death knell it was last year for the Cowboys, who went 1-11 without the four-time Pro Bowler as he dealt with collarbone issues. At 4-1, the Cowboys have already matched their 2015 win total and currently sit atop the NFC East.

Romo’s backup, fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott, has been a revelation in his first NFL action. Prescott has combined for seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) and begun his career with a record 155 straight interception-less attempts. Moreover, the 6-foot-2, 226-pounder is third in the league in completion percentage (69.0), sixth in yards per attempt (7.99) and eighth in rating (101.5).

Despite Prescott’s success, he regards the Cowboys as “Tony’s team” and is prepared to step aside in favor of the veteran. The Cowboys, meanwhile, have insisted that Romo will regain the No. 1 job when he’s ready to return. That remains the plan, per Florio. However, owner Jerry Jones was less definitive on the subject Friday, telling 105.3 The Fan that there won’t be anything “simple” about choosing between Romo and Prescott if Dallas upends Green Bay on Sunday (Twitter link via Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram).

The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, and depending on Romo’s health, team brass could have an intriguing decision on its hands as it prepares for the season’s second half.

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  1. justinkm19

    This is Romo’s team but changing what’s working always makes me nervous. The team is riding high and playing with confidence.

    If Romo doesn’t win his first game back it could cause the Cowboys their playoff hopes

  2. DarkGhost

    The next two weeks will decide who should be the starter for this team. If Dak goes 2-0 you can’t replace a 6-1 QB, that’s only loss is because his receiver didn’t get out of bounds. If he loses the next games then Romo should start. If he goes 1-1 it will be a tough call but it will come down to how he played in the loss. In a perfect world this is how the QB decision should be made but Romo will be the starter when he is ready because he is on the cap for close to 70mil the next 3 years. Can’t sit money like that on the bench and there isn’t a trade market for an aging QB with major health concerns so the Cowboys are stuck with Romo.

    • Lucinda Burns

      Tony should be handed the team. If we do not win; I believe that it depends on the team we play as to whether or not the Cowboys and Tony should be judged as though it is because we have Tony under center. If so, then Dak should not have played the second game.

  3. GeauxRangers

    I don’t think Tony should necessarily be handed the reins when he comes back. If Dak continues to play at the level that he is I would not be quick to damage his confidence or rhythm by benching him. The last time we saw Romo in a regular season game he was throwing terrible interceptions and the Cowboys were getting obliterated by the Panthers. That game of course ended with him getting injured again. I am a huge Romosexual but we can’t keep believing that all these injuries are just a matter of bad luck. He is very injury prone now and that contract is looking worse by the day. Trading Romo in the offseason or cutting him would save us a lot of money. Dak has already shown that he is a starter quality QB in the NFL and his contract is a precious gift. The Cowboys could, and I think should, decide to make a decision for the future and the present and allow Dak to continue.


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