Jerry Jones has heard the criticisms of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the talk that veteran backup Tony Romo deserves the starting job again. In fact, he’s probably fanned the flames of that debate.
As a result, the Dallas Cowboys owner made a public statement of support for Prescott on Thursday.
“We completely support Dak as our starting quarterback. Unequivocally. That’s that,” Jones said, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram. “There is no issue there at all.”
Jones’ latest opinion on the matter of Prescott and Romo represents a clear reversal from previous comments made about the team’s quarterback situation, which seemed to cast doubt upon the former Mississippi State star’s status as starter. Cowbooys legend Troy Aikman went so far as to say that Jones probably would start Romo if the owner had direct say in the matter.
Prescott struggled in his most recent outing, throwing two interceptions while taking three sacks in a 10-7 loss to the New York Giants. But he still has more than 3,000 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions on the season. Romo missed the first half of the season with injury.