With veteran quarterback Tony Romo set to return soon, the Dallas Cowboys have a very interesting decision to make at the most important position in football.
Rookie Dak Prescott has been remarkable filling in for the injured Romo, leading the Cowboys to five straight victories and first place in the NFC East. As a result, many people want to see Prescott retain the starting job even when Romo is completely healthy.
And you can add owner Jerry Jones to the list.
Prior to kickoff of Dallas’ Sunday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, host Mike Tirico spoke about the possible quarterback controversy and mentioned that Romo was still not healthy yet. After that though Tirico said the Jones stated, “When you have a hot hand, you have to ride it,” when referring to the quarterback situation.
At this point the comment is a complete reversal from the statements Jones made just a few weeks ago, when he was adamant that Romo would return to the No.1 spot.
“Tony is our No. 1 quarterback. We’re going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both,” Jones said on Oct.10. “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.”
Although it’s clear that Jones changed his opinion on the topic, it’s easy to understand why. Prescott has broke several records during his unbelievable start and before this week’s game against the Eagles, he had just one game this year with a quarterback rating below 100. And that was the first game of the season, also the first game of the quarterback’s career.