Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is willing to sit on the bench as rookie Dak Prescott’s backup, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Romo has missed all of this season after fracturing a bone in his back and Prescott has helped lead Dallas to a 7–1 start. Romo has returned to practice but Prescott remains the starter.
Head coach Jason Garrett said getting Romo up to speed will be difficult after a long layoff.
“I think it's all just stages, getting the guys closer and ready to play in a game,” Garrett said. “Tony hasn't played in a game in nearly a year, 50 weeks. So you want to get a guy out there again and again and again moving around with people around him.”
Prescott has completed 66.5% of his passes, with 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions.