The Cowboys discuss many things in their locker room – college football, other NFL players, the NBA, college basketball, sometimes even politics. They don’t talk about who should play quarterback.
While the Dak-Tony conversation is loud outside The Star, it is never mentioned inside.
“Nah. Not at all,” safety Byron Jones said. “As long as we’re winning, we’re all cool. We’re all a team.”
Tony Romo is nearing a return from the compression fracture in his back, but rookie Dak Prescott has the Cowboys off to a 5-1 start. When the Cowboys return from their bye week, Prescott will remain the starter.
Romo is throwing, but he has yet to begin practicing.
So what do the Cowboys do when Romo is ready to return?
“We’re not really worried about that honestly,” running back Ezekiel Elliott said. “We just focus on now. We focus on going out there and winning every week and getting better as a team. To this team, it really doesn’t matter who is at quarterback. We have faith in our guys. So we’re just going to…. Honestly, that’s not our decision anyway, so there’s no reason to worry about it. So, I mean, whatever happens, happens, and we’re going to keep getting better as a team.”
Owner Jerry Jones calls it a “blessing,” not a problem, to have to choose between Prescott and Romo. The Cowboys aren’t sweating it.
“It’s definitely going to be a difficult decision,” quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. “Tony’s shown that he can play extremely well. Dak is doing everything that’s been asked of him. When that time comes, it will have to be dealt with.
“…Whatever happens, happens. It gets very competitive, and that’s why we’re in this business. The main thing is it can’t affect any of the relationships in the building.”