Brett Favre thinks Tony Romo should get comfortable on the Dallas Cowboys bench.
The Hall of Fame quarterback discussed the Cowboys pending quarterback controversy between Romo and rookie Dak Prescott on Tuesday.
“You have to look at the dynamics right now and they really are hitting on all cylinders,” Favre said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday.
“So, this is hypothetically thinking, if you are Tony you say, ‘You know what, as much as I want to play, I don’t want to press the issue. I want to play, but I’m going to let it play out right now and it is probably better if Dak starts struggling and then they bring me in rather than they put me in and then all of a sudden we’re not hitting on all cylinders and everyone’s like, ‘Ah, they should have got rid of Tony, blah, blah.’ You know what I mean?
“I’m not saying that you tell [Jason] Garrett or Jerry Jones, ‘Look, I don’t want to play.’ I think, you want to play but, look, I don’t want to mess up the dynamics of the team. If we get to a point where we’re struggling then it is time for me to come in. Now, I know that’s a hard thing to do. … I just think you are better if you wait ‘til you are really needed. And I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Tony.”
Romo had an MRI on his back earlier this week and is expected to return in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, Prescott has helped the Cowboys to a 4-1 record and hasn’t thrown an interception in 155 attempts.
So, what does Favre like about the rookie?
“It’s a little bit of everything — pocket, bootleg, down the field, short screens — and just the poise with which he has carried himself and the accuracy which he has shown is incredible, and the composure,” Favre said. “Probably like most people, it’s like, ‘Can he continue this week in and week out?’ And I know it is very early into his young career, but I have to admit I am extremely impressed at the way he has played.”