Even though Tony Romo is fully cleared for practice, Dak Prescott insists he’s not looking over his shoulder. Why should he?
The rookie has the Cowboys off to a 7-1 start. His passer rating of 104.2 ranks fourth in the league, and he has 12 touchdowns and two interceptions.
“Nothing changes for me,” Prescott said. “I’m the same guy no matter from now to the point I was a third-string guy coming in in OTAs. Nothing changes. Nothing’s going to be different from the way I approach the game.”
Owner Jerry Jones repeatedly has said the Cowboys will ride the hot hand with Prescott. Romo, though, could serve as Prescott’s backup Sunday against the Steelers.
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Prescott was asked Wednesday if he had “done enough” to keep the job the remainder of the season.
“I don’t really think about if I’ve done enough or what I’ve done,” Prescott said. “I just think about coming in each and every day and working my butt off in practice, giving this team a chance throughout the week so we can go out there and have a chance to win on Sunday.”
Prescott continues to praise Romo for his help, adding he laughs at questions about a quarterback controversy.
“I’m not going to change what the situation is,” Prescott said. “It’s my love and my passion for this game. The way that I approach it, I don’t care who’s the other guy or what’s going on around me, what the record is, what my last performance was, it’s all about how I can get better in my next play.”