Jerry Jones says Tony Romo remains Cowboys' No. 1 quarterback
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says that Tony Romo will be the team's starting quarterback when he returns from his back injury.
Romo has been out since suffering a compression fracture in his back during the preseason and is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to see how much the injury has healed.
Rookie Dak Prescott has played well in Romo's absence, winning four of the team's first five games. Prescott, a fourth round pick in this year's draft, has completed 69% of his passes for 1,239 yards with four touchdowns and has gone 155 passes without an interception.
"We're going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both," Jones said, according to the team's website. "Now I don't want to take anything—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."
Jones said Romo "is definitely on schedule" in his rehab, but did not say when he would return to action, although it has been reported that the team is targeting Week 8’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles for Romo to play again.
Jones also doesn't see a problem with having two capable quarterbacks.
"I'll show you some hard days around here without a quarterback [that would] really want to make you pout, OK?" Jones said. "That's not a problem to have that."
Dallas plays at Green Bay on Sunday and then has a bye week.
– Scooby Axson