There’s the old slogan “If you have more than one quarterback, you don’t have any.” Don’t tell Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that.
Jones is apparently embracing what appears to be evolving into a quarterback controversy in “Big D.” Rookie Dak Prescott has led the Cowboys to a 5-1 record and hasn’t done it as a game manager. Prescott has thrown for 1,486 yards, seven touchdowns and only one interception in his first six career starts.
Prescott has played so well that he’s sparked debate as to whether the injured Tony Romo should get his job back when he is healthy. Jones found a way to discuss the potential quarterback battle without actually saying anything about it.
“There’s nothing I’d rather do than go into last half of the season with a ready-to-go Tony Romo and a winning Dak Prescott,” Jones said according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. “I dream of being able to make that decision. We are not there yet by the way. We are not there.”
Translation: Jones doesn’t mind a little controversy by any means and isn’t afraid of making a tough decision.
Perhaps Jones’ confidence stems from the possibility that the Cowboys are facing a win-win scenario. Prescott is playing well now, but Romo is an established veteran who can still produce when he’s healthy.
The Cowboys aren’t exactly sure when Romo will return, but it appears his comeback is imminent. He might even be ready for Dallas’ next game after its Week 7 bye. Either way, Jones and his staff will have a tough decision on their hands.