Tony Romo: Dak Prescott has ‘earned right’ to be Cowboys quarterback (Video)
Tony Romo addressed the media and acknowledged his new role with the Cowboys.
After losing their first game of the season, the Cowboys have won eight consecutive games and currently have the best record in the NFL. A big reason for their outstanding record has been the emergence of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who has teamed up with Ezekiel Elliott to have Dallas fourth in the league in points per game (28.7), third in total yards per game (412.7), and first in rushing yards per game (161.0).
That has, of course, all been done without Romo, who suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in his back during the preseason. With Prescott playing so well, and the team enjoying the success that has come with it, has come a new role for Romo.
Romo read a prepared statement on Tuesday and acknowledged Prescott has “earned the right” to be the Cowboys quarterback.
Given Prescott’s strong play thus far and age, it’s tough to argue with the Cowboys’ decision to make Romo the backup, despite what he has meant to the franchise. Romo also talked about still wanting to play and it looks like if that is going to happen with regularity, it won’t be with Dallas.
When healthy, Romo is still certainly capable of being a starting NFL quarterback and there teams who don’t have one as good as him on their current roster. Fire up the rumor mill.