Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went for more tests on his back on Monday and coach Jason Garrett said that the quarterback’s return to team drills is “a little bit further down the road.”
That means any decision about whether to put Romo back into the starting lineup ahead of rookie Dak Prescott remains a little bit further down the road as well. The Cowboys have said that they will do just that, but a 4-1 start with Prescott playing at a high level has led many to wonder if the Cowboys will reconsider that choice.
During a weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, owner Jerry Jones said Prescott has “given us the luxury” to take as much time as possible with Romo’s recovery. That’s a sharp contrast to last year and other times when Romo couldn’t play and the Cowboys couldn’t win without him.
“It’s a wonderful problem to have. It’s a miracle problem to have in my mind,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m so proud because every time Dak takes a snap. I see our future getting stronger. I see the encouragement that his future brings to this team. I see what he’s doing right now. His presence. … Then, I look over there, and in my mind, [we have] someone that is very capable of winning it all. Tony Romo with all that experience, which in football, if you can take advantage of it, you’ve got something special. He’s sitting there and he’s on our team, too. So how do you ask for any more? I don’t have to have succinct problem solving answers at this time. I don’t live that way.”
Jones also said that no one is happier about how Prescott is playing than Romo, which makes sense since another flop like last year would have offered little hope for the season whenever Romo was ready to return to the lineup. That won’t be the case this season, but happiness might not be the emotional state of the day should the Cowboys decide not to fix what hasn’t been broken with Prescott under center.