Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has a report out today about the likelihood the Dallas Cowboys would start Dak Prescott over a healthy Tony Romo. According to La Canfora, that likelihood is zero, but here’s the problem: Nobody is saying this publicly.
La Canfora cites sources “with knowledge of the situation” who were apparently unwilling to be credited with their knowledge of the inner workings of the Dallas Cowboys or their ability to predict the future, and therefore spoke anonymously, as if this were Watergate or something.
One source asserted that there is “zero chance” that Romo does not start when cleared, pointing to the commitment owner Jerry Jones has made to the veteran quarterback and the bond between the two. The Cowboys’ brass believes it will have a more robust, well-rounded offense with Romo back under center, and that he is best positioned to cull the maximum production out of their array of weapons in the passing game.
Romo, who broke his back in August, is expected to be cleared to play for Week 8, at which point we can probably count on the Cowboys to just come right out and tell us which quarterback they intend to start.