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Jerry Jones doesn’t rule Tony Romo out of being active for Steelers

Injured Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo grins during the closing moments as the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Cleveland Browns 35-10 on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Injured Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo grins during the closing moments as the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Cleveland Browns 35-10 on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS) Star-Telegram

A week ago, owner Jerry Jones was quick to rule an improving Tony Romo out for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Following Sunday’s 35-10 victory, Jones refused to make such a declaration regarding the Nov. 13 match-up at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Romo has missed the first eight games of the season with a broken bone in his back. He returned to practice two weeks ago on a limited basis and will do more this week.

Jones, however, doesn’t know if he will do enough to be made active as a backup quarterback behind rookie Dak Prescott.

But he doesn’t know that he won’t either.

“Unlike last week, I wouldn’t speculate,” Jones said. “I don’t know. But he will do more. And he’s really doing things that are strong relative to last year’s strength. He’s ahead of last year.”

Jones declined to respond to a question about what the Cowboys will do at starting quarterback once Romo is cleared to play.

So he was asked a second time.

He has said in the past that he would be inclined to stick with the hot quarterback in Prescott, who has led the team to seven straight wins.

On Sunday, he talked in general about being in an ideal situation at quarterback not wanting to have regrets about not getting to a Super Bowl before Romo’s career ended.

“Well you didn’t ask a bad question,” Jones said. “I just didnt’ answer your question. We’ve got a great luxury, a wonderful problem to have. We’ve got some real talent at our quarterback position. I think Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks that have played this game. My real regret would be to have had him here and not won a Super Bowl with him. He’s that talented. And now look at Dak and how he’s playing, his future, so I just don’t have a problem with this situation.”

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