Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is definitely back paddling his early statement in bringing Tony Romo back as starting quarterback. With the way the Cowboys are playing, Jones looks to extend Romo’s vacation and let Dak Prescott lead the team.
The Cowboys are now first in the NFC East with a 5-1 record all thanks to their rookie quarterback. With the current status of Romo’s health, Jones wants to extend Prescott reigns as the starting quarterback till their veteran arm if fully healed.
Jerry Jones: Patriots didn't bring Tom Brady back because he deserved it. They brought him back because he gave them the best chance to win.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 18, 2016
According to CBS Sports, Jones stated that there is no definite frame for Romo to get back on the field. The Cowboys get a well-deserved rest this week following their 30-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers. They resume action against the Eagles in Week 8 which also give ample time for doctors to check Romo’s condition and if he is fit to play.
Many stated that Romo’s injury will take six to 10 weeks to full heal and needs assessment from a specialist. Romo suffered a back injury after a preseason sack against their match with the Seattle Seahawks. It was a scary moment for both the Cowboys and Romo as they thought they would see the end of the career of a veteran arm.
“I think what Dak’s success has done, though, is given us the luxury,” Jones said. “No one is happier about this than Tony. It’s given us the luxury to absolutely maximize any thought that we might have of [Romo’s] rehab time and the ability to weigh that as we go and pick our spots.”
Jerry Jones says #Cowboys "will play this thing out" in regards to QB controversy with Prescott/ Romo.
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) October 11, 2016
Last season, Jones and the Cowboys rushed Romo to get back into action and he got hurt immediately. Now that Prescott is making his mark in the professional league, Jones and the team sees a luxury to have a healthier Romo back.
If Romo gets back healthier, the Cowboys will be top contender team having two of the most explosive quarterbacks. But for Jones, he would rather see to which extend can Prescott lead the Cowboys this season before rushing Romo back again.
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