With Dak Prescott struggling in the midst of the worst game of his young NFL career, it may have seemed like the perfect time for the Dallas Cowboys to bring in the reliever. Is it finally time for Tony Romo?
“No, no, no, no,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, asked if they ever considered a switch during the 10-7 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night. “Not at all.”
Prescott completed 17 of 37 passes for 165 yards, with two interceptions. He had season-low 45.4 passer rating to punctuate Dallas’ first loss since Week 1 – also against the Giants. Yet Cowboys coach Jason Garrett echoed Jones in maintaining that he never considered trying to get a spark from Romo – who lost his job to a red-hot Prescott while recovering from a fractured bone in his back.
Despite the rough outings in back-to-back games, Jones insists that his confidence level in Prescott is “outstanding.” “So he’s got four interceptions in 13 ballgames,” Jones said. “I feel good about our quarterback. And I like where we are at the quarterback position as well.” That position includes Romo, who gives the Cowboys the NFL’s best backup quarterback. For now – mounting questions or not – the Cowboys intend to stand pat with that pecking order.