Tony Romo made his first public comments since he was injured in August. Bottom line here. He’s done in Dallas.
Romo essentially said as much yesterday, when he said he has to start all over again. And he didn’t mean in Dallas. He handed the torch to Dak Prescott.
Never mind, that Dak had ripped it from him weeks ago; Romo finally got around to acknowledging it… finally admitted publicly, that it’s Dak’s job. And that Romo himself had accepted it.
And while it pained Romo to do so, he did it with class and promised he wouldn’t make any trouble… that he wouldn’t be a distraction, and wouldn’t do anything to jerk with this amazing season the Cowboys are having. And that he had Prescott’s back and would do anything he could to help him.
But clearly, the biggest takeaway is he admitted Dak Prescott deserves to be the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
Probably not the easiest thing for him to say… but what else could he say? That he should get his job back because guys don’t lose their jobs to injury? That’s a lie. They do all the time. That Romo gives them a better chance to win? He doesn’t.
While he’s been out for nearly a year, Dak has been there, grinding it out with everyone else and leading them to the best record in the NFC. It’s Dak’s team. And Dak’s time. Romo’s time there is finished. He knows it. And he owned it yesterday.