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Jerry Jones: Prescott/Romo decision a “miracle problem to have”

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09:   (L-R) Dak Prescott #4, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys talks with injured quarterback Tony Romo #8 prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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34 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Prescott/Romo decision a “miracle problem to have””
  1. sj8811 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:12 AM

    He is going to let blind loyalty ruin his great start. If Romo replaces Dak and costs them a game late in the year by doing Romoish things, that fickle fan base will have a meltdown.

  2. idiedpretty says: Oct 11, 2016 11:13 AM

    Please shut up Jerry!

  3. minson15 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:14 AM

    You should probably let the coaches make the decision on who starts and who sits. Kind of their job.

  4. dkeucd says: Oct 11, 2016 11:14 AM

    And as we continue to debate who should start once Romo gets healthy the Dallas O-Line has found their grove and Elliot is well on his way to winning rookie of the year. That is, if Dak doesn’t win it.

  5. dkeucd says: Oct 11, 2016 11:14 AM

    And as we continue to debate who should start once Romo gets healthy the Dallas O-Line has found their grove and Elliot is well on his way to winning rookie of the year. That is, if Dak doesn’t win it.

  6. bullcharger says: Oct 11, 2016 11:16 AM

    That’s a good point.

    Might create some controversy, but in the end its a good problem. Could end up like the Broncos last year when Dak struggles toward the end of the season and Romo comes in healthy and fresh to save the day. The only way this would go sideways is if Romo got upset publicly, but I just don’t see it.

  7. bullcharger says: Oct 11, 2016 11:16 AM

    That’s a good point.

    Might create some controversy, but in the end its a good problem. Could end up like the Broncos last year when Dak struggles toward the end of the season and Romo comes in healthy and fresh to save the day. The only way this would go sideways is if Romo got upset publicly, but I just don’t see it.

  8. firecracker87 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:17 AM

    So let me get this straight, Romo having a back injury is a miracle problem? Well, actually, he may be right.

  9. cobrala2 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:17 AM

    This is the official start of the unofficial support for Dak.

  10. patsxsaintsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    Unless your Tony Romo

  11. thepunkyqb says: Oct 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    Starting Romo at this point would easily be the dumbest decision Jerruh has ever made.

    The kid is playing amazingly well, he has a level of comfort with these guys because he was playing with them in practice while Romo was playing with the 1’s.

    I don’t even see it as an option, it’s clear 100% you leave Dak in and let he and Zeke do what they’re doing. Both of their numbers just continue to improve week after week.

  12. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    Somehow this ‘miracle’ will not end well. If there’s a ‘GM’…er…owner…uh…GM out there than can turn a “miracle problem” into a real one it’s Jones.

  13. elvoid says: Oct 11, 2016 11:26 AM

    Why in the world would you bench Prescott? How many games does Romo get in anyway before something else snaps and you’re right back to Prescott? One? Two?

    The Cowboys (a team I do NOT like) may have stumbled upon their future at QB – and it looks bright. Don’t pull the rug out from under it to fix something that isn’t broken.

    Leave the kid in.

  14. bighoser says: Oct 11, 2016 11:26 AM

    They have that problem because Prescott fell into their lap after desperately trying to trade up for Lynch and then were disappointed after the Raiders traded up to snatch Cook before the Boys could. So, it looks like they got a pretty nice “consolation prize”. It’s better to be lucky than good, eh, Jerrah?

  15. sportoficionado says: Oct 11, 2016 11:26 AM

    This is how Cowboys fans should see it as well. We have two legit starters( one rookie and the other a 14 year vet)–Tony put in his time (NFC east killer, 14-2 record last 4 years as starter) and deserves a shot at a run and Dak has done nothing to lose his job while taking over duties (in fact, he has done everything to earn it)–I could not imagine a better qb situation than the Cowboys find themselves in today.

  16. maust1013 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:31 AM

    minson15 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:14 AM
    You should probably let the coaches make the decision on who starts and who sits. Kind of their job.
    ======================

    Coach Sock Puppet will make that decision when the time comes and we will know what it is once Jerrah’s hand moves

  17. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 11, 2016 11:33 AM

    I just wonder how awkward it becomes for Romos best friend, Jason Witten.

  18. willyalistentothis says: Oct 11, 2016 11:37 AM

    Dallas has such a good QB situation that the only person in football who could foul it up is Jerry Jones.

  19. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    Trade Romo while you still can…. agree to eat some of the contract and try to get something back.

    Can’t rely on Glass Joe anymore.

  20. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 11, 2016 11:40 AM

    Once again proof that Jerrah is by far the best GM in the NFL and has been for many years.

  21. ocgunslinger says: Oct 11, 2016 11:42 AM

    I really like Tony Romo. That being said Dak is playing well and if Romo returns he will have a lot of rust and will need time to get back in mid season form. Only makes sense to continue to start Dak and find some playing time for Romo to get him back up to speed. We have all seen multiple teams lose a QB this year and their season is in major jepordy as a result. Bringing Romo back slowly and being ready for that situation in the playoffs makes sense to me. Jerry is right about one thing….it’s a good problem to have with two good QB’s.

  22. footballfan825 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:42 AM

    I would easily compare this to Brady coming in for Bledsoe. I won’t say that Dak will be Tom, but it’s easy to see the similarities between Romo and Bledsoe.

  23. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 11, 2016 11:44 AM

    I have no belief that JG will start Romo given the way Dak has been playing and how been responding to him. He and Zeke have what looks like a great bond. I don’t see coach messing that up. No worries Romo we sit you up in that China cabinet and when we need you we will call your number.

  24. jvw1982 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:45 AM

    My money is on Jerry will screw this up…..all he has to do is keep his hands off this team until an injury and watch them make the playoffs, instead he will pull Dak for Romo and watch the team start losing close games….then his pride won’t let him go back to Dak and cowboy nation will sit and watch in horror

  25. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    So where there was no question Romo is the starter, now Jerruh is beginning to publicly talk about “the future”…..notice the change?

  26. sportoficionado says: Oct 11, 2016 11:50 AM

    yea trolls it really stinks to have two qbs? smh–but thanks for asking?

  27. psj3809 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:56 AM

    This is one thing i love about the NFL. The Cowboys were after a different QB in the draft (Connor Cook wasnt it ?) and instead landed with Prescott. No one surely knew how good he would be so far.

    The Raiders wanted Kapernick a few years back and Al was mad when the 49ers ‘gazzumped’ him and moved up to get him. A few years later they’re in the SB and as a Raiders fan i was devastated as i thought the Raiders were that close to getting a franchise QB.

    Instead a few seasons later the Raiders drafted Carr in the second round and now the team have their star QB and Kap has fallen badly.

    Sometimes you just need a bit of luck (Patriots – Brady etc) and its ealry days but the Cowboys might just have their QB of the future. Next question is when can Dallas get rid of the huge Romo contract, can they cut him in the offseason or will the hit be too big ?

  28. gauchosporlife says: Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM

    I’ll take this years QB problems over last years QB problems.

  29. dansardo says: Oct 11, 2016 12:05 PM

    It looks good now but…..you know it can’t last.

    Jerrah is the owner/gm/media guru for the team. Jerrah has sailed the team onto the rocks every year for the last 20 years without fail.

    Disaster is somewhere just over the horizon and its the only thing you can count on.

  30. idiedpretty says: Oct 11, 2016 1:03 PM

    The one thing consistent throughout his career, “Romo is an accident waiting to happen!”

  31. kmartin173 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:16 PM

    I know Romo’s your boy Jerry but you need to stay out of it and let the coaches decide if they want a consistent playoff choker to play or stick with the future of this franchise.

  32. unbreakable02215 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:28 PM

    Mark my words. Mr. Glass will be the next starting QB for they NY JETS. (For like 3 weeks, then down the stairs he goes).

    May I be the first to say Welcome to the AFC East Mr. Glass !

  33. firesnyder says: Oct 11, 2016 1:59 PM

    I have seen more headlines from Jerry’s mouth in the last 2 days. This guy talks more than any GM in the history of GMs. How about the coaches decide who plays QB?

  34. polegojim says: Oct 11, 2016 2:46 PM

    Cmon man… Romo has had PLENTY of good RBs to play with in the past… and in the end he still became ‘Romo’ in big situations.

    Romo = Stafford = Griese = Cutler = all strong statistical QBs… which STATs rarely win playoff games and do not win SB championships.

    You want Stats… or best chance to finish the season as last team standing???

    You already KNOW what Romo will do… so keep Dak as starter unless/until he really blows it.

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