The Dallas Cowboys have won 11 straight games and are Super Bowl contenders behind rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. But they haven’t given up on Tony Romo.
The Cowboys still are at least one win away from guaranteeing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, and conversation about who Dallas might start is beginning to swirl around the NFL’s top team. Owner Jerry Jones insisted on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that the Cowboys will keep their foot on the gas and take a “business as usual” approach for the rest of the season, but he did give hints that a certain backup quarterback might see some playing time in the club’s final games.
“I want to do what gives us the best chance to have Tony contribute to a championship,” Jones said, per the Dallas News’ Jon Machota. “I do want Tony to be ready in case Dak should have an issue, health-wise. That gives us strength going into the playoffs. Not from the standpoint of necessarily protecting Dak … but from having Tony the readiest to come in and play would be my quick assessment.”
Romo, who recently recovered from back surgery, is unlikely to see the field Sunday when the Cowboys take on the New York Giants, the only team to hand them a loss this season. But Jones has left the door open for Romo to see his first game action since the preseason once the Cowboys secure home-field advantage.
The ‘Boys will finish out the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.
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