Dak Prescott on possibility of Romo starting: 'As long as we're winning, I don't care'

Tuesday October 11th, 2016

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has led the team to a 4–1 start this season, but he has no issue with Tony Romo reclaiming his starting job when he returns from injury. 

Prescott, a rookie, told Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel that the starter debate is "not my issue to get involved in," but he also said he doesn't mind ceding his starting role to the Cowboys' veteran quarterback, who has been nursing a back injury since preseason. 

"Yeah, I want to play. But I'm at the beginning of my career. [Tony's] at the end of his," Prescott told Thamel. "As long as we're winning, I don't care." 

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Prescott led the Cowboys to a 28–14 victory over the Bengals on Sunday. The former Mississippi State quarterback completed 18 of 24 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown. 

Romo underwent an MRI on Monday, and he reportedly could return sometime after the Cowboys' Week 7 bye at the earliest. It's unclear how long Romo will need to return to game shape.

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The Cowboys play at the Packers on Sunday before their bye week. 

Read Thamel's full profile of Prescott in this week's Sports Illustrated

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