The Cowboys are going to give Tony Romo plenty of time to get himself fully well.
And after his replacement led another epic comeback for a sixth straight win last night, they’re in no hurry to rush poor Tony out there before he’s ready
Via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already declared that Prescott would start next week against the Browns, after Romo returned to practice on a limited basis last week.
“Tony’s not ready to play,” Jones said. “That’s subject to Jason Garrett making the decision, but as far as the health issue is concerned of Tony, there’s not need of pushing it that fast. That’s more about Tony, and his health than it is any of the other issues we want to have here. . . .
“Tony’s making a lot of progress. We’re excited about that. My opinion is Dak will start against Cleveland.”
For the first three quarters of the night, Prescott was sloppy enough that Romo’s back was probably feeling magically better. He was just 19-of-39 passing for 287 with two touchdowns and an interception, just the second time all year his passer rating was under 100.0 (79.8).
But he was spotless down the stretch, driving them for a game-tying touchdown to Dez Bryant which forced overtime. Once he got to the extra seasons, he was spotless, 5-of-5 for 56 yards and a touchdown to Jason Witten to end the game.
“Dak had his challenges,” Jones said. “But when it really mattered — not that the whole game didn’t matter — but he came through. He doesn’t know the word quit.”
And in the process, he’s making it harder and hard for Jones to quit him.