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#pounditMonday, January 30, 2023

Cowboys did not consider benching Dak Prescott for Tony Romo

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott had his first bad game in more than a month on Sunday night, but at no point did the Dallas Cowboys consider sitting him down.

After Prescott completed just 17-of-37 passes for 165 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 10-7 loss, you knew reporters would ask Cowboys coach Jason Garrett if he thought about putting Tony Romo in.

“No,” Garrett said, per Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram. “We feel good about Dak playing quarterback for us.”

Prescott also lost a fumble on a sack, which means he was responsible for three turnovers in a tight game. He had two interceptions all season before throwing one on Sunday. Garrett was pressed further about Romo, and his stance did not soften.

“We feel good about where Dak is right now with our football team,” he said.

Jerry Jones, a long supporter of Romo, was also quick to come to Prescott’s defense.

“No. No. No. No,” Jones said. “Not at all. Let me just say that. First of all he’s got 13 NFL ball games at a high level under his belt. What’s he got four interceptions now? Is it four? OK, so he’s got four interceptions in 13 ball games. I feel good about our quarterback, and I like what we are at the quarterback position as well.”

The Cowboys said a while ago that Prescott is not going to be on a long leash, and they meant it. The worst thing they can do for a rookie that won 11 games in a row is sit him down after one rough night.

If Prescott strings together a few bad games, the Cowboys will almost certainly start thinking about Romo. But based on the rumblings we heard over the weekend, the team is hoping that situation never comes up.

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