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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t sure what will happen with his team’s quarterback situation.
In an interview Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, Jones was asked who would be the starter between Tony Romo and Dak Prescott when Romo is healthy.
“The key thing I want to emphasize is we probably are never going to have this totally sorted out,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “We’re going to play it by ear, play it as it comes. We can do that. To do it really right for the advantage of the team, which we deserve, [Romo’s] got to really be ready to go at the top of his game.”
Prescott has been the Cowboys’ starting quarterback all season since Romo suffered a back injury in the preseason. The rookie has responded by leading the team to a 7-1 record through the first half of the season, totaling 2,020 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns and just two interceptions.
His 104.2 quarterback rating ranks fourth in the NFL, per ESPN.com.
Andrew Siciliano of Red Zone Channel and NFL Network is one of many expecting Prescott to keep his job:
Tony Romo can keep working on his core strength. Dak Prescott is not giving this job back.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 6, 2016
Despite the success of the fourth-round pick, Jones still has faith in Romo’s ability when he is at 100 percent.
“I think what you’re going to have is you’re going to see Tony really playing well in practice, really being what he can be,” Jones said, “which is in my mind, when he’s healthy, I don’t know that I’d trade him for anybody.”
Romo is a four-time Pro Bowler who has had a lot of success with this team over the last two years, totaling a 15-4 record when on the field. Unfortunately, he only has four starts since the end of the 2014 season.
Prescott is the team’s future; the question is who will be the team’s present when both quarterbacks are healthy.