Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the MRI results are in and quarterback Tony Romo’s injured back has healed.
“The result was just as we expected, and he can really – I’ll put it like this, he has no more concern about this injury that has sideline him this year,” said Jones on 105.3 The Fan.
Despite Romo’s history of getting hurt, Jones said he doesn’t think there’s anything to worry about when Romo gets back on the field.
“Doctors have said, once healed, this injury will have no going forward impact on his ability to play football,” Jones said. “It should be as strong or stronger than it was before the injury. What you’re into is getting him to get his core, his core and back area back in shape as he’s had to do for the last several years.”
Still, the stellar play of Dak Prescott allows the Cowboys to take their time letting Romo work himself back into playing shape.
“I think that Dak’s success, though, has given us the luxury. No one is happier about this than Tony,” Jones said. “But it has given us the luxury to absolutely maximize any thought that we might have of his rehab time and just have the ability to weigh that as we go and pick our spots.”
Jones insists that once Romo is ready to go, Prescott will head to the bench. If Prescott keeps playing the way he’s been playing, however, and the Cowboys keep winning, it will be tempting for coach Jason Garrett to tell Romo to take his time getting back into playing shape.