Tony Romo Reportedly Willing To Be Dak Prescott’s Backup; Cowboys Concerned?

by abournenesn

Nov 13, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback controversy is starting to simmer, but Tony Romo apparently is keeping his cool.

Romo is cleared to return but reportedly won’t be active Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as the Cowboys are sticking with rookie Dak Prescott as their starting QB. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the 36-year-old veteran is OK with being Prescott’s backup both this Sunday and in Week 11.

Not that Romo has had an easy time accepting that he’s riding the bench behind a rookie.

The Cowboys have waffled back and forth on their QB dilemma all season as Romo recovered from a back injury he suffered in preseason. Team owner Jerry Jones initially said Romo would get his job back when healthy but since has backed off on that stance with Prescott leading Dallas to a 7-1 record.

And while Romo and Prescott reportedly are OK with how things are shaking out, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports there could be discontent in the rest of the locker room.


Romo, a four-time Pro Bowler who has spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Cowboys, is the bona fide leader of the team, so it’s understandable his teammates might be upset he’s not getting his job back. It’s hard to argue with results, though, and as long as Dallas keeps winning, that should help quiet any locker room dissonance.

Thumbnail photo via Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports Images

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