There has been a ton speculation about how the Dallas Cowboys will handle their quarterback situation once Tony Romo comes back from the injury that has sidelined him all year. Romo has been the Cowboys’ starting signal caller when healthy ever since 2006, but while he’s been out this year, Dak Prescott has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
On Tuesday, Romo faced the media in Dallas and addressed the team’s quarterback situation. Romo wrote a statement saying, among other things, that Prescott has earned the right to start under center for the Cowboys.
“Football is a meritocracy, you aren’t handed anything,” Romo said. “You earn everything, every single day, over and over again, you have to prove it. That’s the way that the NFL, that’s the way that football works. A great example of this is Dak Prescott, and what he’s done. He’s earned the right to be our quarterback. As hard as that is for me to say, he’s earned that right.”
It’s a classy move by Romo – who said he felt “guilt” over getting injured because it meant he couldn’t bring the team and its fans a championship – to step aside and let Prescott know that the job is his.