Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Tony Romo appears close to returning as the starting quarterback in Dallas.
Jones said after today’s win over the Bengals that Romo is set for an MRI on Monday, and that the team is expecting it to show that Romo will soon return from his preseason back injury.
“I just know that I do expect a good report Monday,” Jones said. “I know that Tony is feeling better.”
Jones said that when Romo is deemed healthy, Dak Prescott will move down to No. 2 on the depth chart.
“Tony is our No. 1 quarterback. We’re going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both,” he said. “I don’t want to presume that Dak is going to be necessarily healthy, I don’t want to presume anything like that. But I welcome the opportunity of having Dak playing at this level and Tony back in excellent health. It’s going to be really special for the Cowboys.”
When Romo was injured last year, it effectively ended the Cowboys’ season. This year the Cowboys have won four in a row without Romo, but when Romo is healthy he’ll still get the starting job back. And that may be soon.