Tony Romo had what must have been the most difficult press conference of his life on Tuesday. In it, the long-time Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback essentially conceded his position to rookie Dak Prescott. Romo said that Prescott had “earned the right” to be Dallas’ quarterback.
That’s incredibly classy of Romo and he admitted that sitting out this season so far has been terribly difficult for him.
Romo has always been a good guy and it’s not surprising that he has opened up and been honest about his position with the Cowboys. Prescott has been outstanding for Dallas and has certainly earned the job. He has the team at 8-1 and looking like the class of the NFL right now. There is no way the team could justify moving back to Romo at this point.
On the season, Prescott has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,339 yards, with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. His passer rating of 106.2 ranks fourth in the NFL, while his Total QBR of 83.0 is second in the league behind only Tom Brady. Romo is right, the rookie has earned the right to stay under center in Dallas.
Now we can all speculate on where Romo will be playing next season.