The hope was Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could be fully healed and back to practice after Dallas’ bye week. The off week has come and gone, but Romo still isn’t ready.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Romo is still rehabbing his back injury sustained during the third week of the preseason and won’t be practicing this week.
It’s uncertain when Romo will return. For now, Dallas will continue to roll with rookie Dak Prescott for at least one more game. The Cowboys will have a brutal decision to make once Romo is healthy. Prescott has guided the Cowboys to a 5-1 start and has been extremely efficient, throwing for 1,486 yards, 7 touchdowns and only 1 interception.
There’s no doubt Prescott has earned the opportunity to be Dallas’ quarterback for the long-term future. However, it’s uncertain whether Prescott will be the quarterback of the immediate future once Romo recovers.
For now, Dallas will focus its attention on Sunday night’s pivotal showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be the first meeting between rookie quarterbacks Prescott and Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz.