Dak Prescott to start for Cowboys after bye as team holds off on Romo decision

Prescott has led Cowboys to 5-1 start to season, first place in division

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator
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DALLAS - Dak Prescott will keep his starting spot with the Cowboys, at least for the near future.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Cowboys will start Prescott against the Philadelphia Eagles when they return from their bye week.

According to Rapoport's sources, the Cowboys will not rush Tony Romo back into action, especially with the success Prescott has had in leading the team to a 5-1 start.

Earlier in the season, the Cowboys believed Romo would be ready after the bye week, but Rapoport reported Romo may not be ready for the Week 9 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Romo’s injury has given the Cowboys the opportunity to delay their decision on naming a starting quarterback when both players are healthy. 

Romo has not been cleared for practice, but is throwing more and conducting light workouts.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was emphatic early in the season, saying Tony Romo would be the starter when he got healthy. 

Jones’ mindset seems to have changed after Prescott’s impressive start in his rookie season.  

Jones said this week on Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan that the team did not know what the situation would be down the road, but said the Cowboys are in “a great situation.”

That situation could come to a head in the future, but for now the Cowboys have made it clear that they are comfortable with Prescott under center and would prefer not to make a decision any time soon.


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