Prescott acknowledged Romo’s comments on Wednesday, saying he wasn’t surprised that the 36-year-old quarterback came out in support of him, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“I think that was more for y’all than for me or for this team,” Prescott told Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. “We know how we feel about the situation. He’s been a great leader, a great model for me to look up to everyday so I’m not surprised.”
Romo has been the Cowboys starter since 2006, but suffered his second career back injury during the preseason.
Since assuming the starting role, Prescott, a former Mississippi State standout, has led the Cowboys to an 8-1 record, completed 66.8 percent of his passes and thrown for 2,339 yards. Prescott is on pace to set the rookie passer rating record with a 106.2, eclipsing Robert Griffin III’s 102.4 in 2012.
Among his comments Tuesday, Romo said that Dak “earned the right to be our quarterback” and that Romo “has his back.” That being said, Prescott still isn’t ready to call the Cowboys “his team.”
“Nobody’s ever going to tell me this is my team,” Prescott said. “As I said a couple of weeks ago this is a team, it’s the reason we’re winning. When the starting quarterback at the beginning of the year says what he says yesterday, it shows this is everybody’s team.”