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Brett Favre's advice to Tony Romo: Sit until you're needed

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre weighed in on the pending quarterback controversy facing the Dallas Cowboys.

Rookie Dak Prescott has exceeded expectations in leading the Cowboys to a 4-1 record, and has yet to be intercepted in 155 pass attempts this season.

Romo, meanwhile, is making progress from a compression fracture in his lower back and is getting closer to being ready to return.

But Favre feels that Romo should wait until Prescott struggles before getting back in the lineup.

"You have to look at the dynamics right now and they really are hitting on all cylinders," Favre said on his SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday.

"So, this is hypothetically thinking, if you are Tony you say, ‘You know what, as much as I want to play, I don’t want to press the issue. I want to play, but I’m going to let it play out right now and it is probably better if Dak starts struggling and then they bring me in rather than they put me in and then all of a sudden we’re not hitting on all cylinders and everyone’s like, ‘Ah, they should have got rid of Tony, blah, blah.' You know what I mean?

"I’m not saying that you tell [Jason] Garrett or Jerry Jones, ‘Look, I don’t want to play.’ I think, you want to play but, look, I don’t want to mess up the dynamics of the team. If we get to a point where we’re struggling then it is time for me to come in. Now, I know that’s a hard thing to do. … I just think you are better if you wait ‘til you are really needed. And I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Tony.”

Favre, of course, is familiar with quarterback controversies. He had an acrimonious split from the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season when they opted to go with Aaron Rodgers.

But Favre has been impressed with what Prescott has shown early in his career.

"It's a little bit of everything -- pocket, bootleg, down the field, short screens -- and just the poise with which he has carried himself and the accuracy which he has shown is incredible, and the composure," Favre said. "Probably like most people, it’s like, 'Can he continue this week in and week out?' And I know it is very early into his young career, but I have to admit I am extremely impressed at the way he has played.”

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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