FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo stopped a reporter in the center of what appeared to be the primary query in his first assembly with the media when considering that August. The Dallas quarterback delivered a declaration and wouldn’t reply to any questions Tuesday. The 36-12 months-vintage coming off his fourth lower back harm in less than four years conceded the beginning job to Dak Prescott, who has led the Cowboys (8-1) to a franchise season file-tying eight direct wins and the satisfactory report inside the NFL.


And a somber Romo didn’t hide his unhappiness at the same time as analyzing the 5-minute declaration. He’s earned the proper to be our quarterback,” Romo said of the 23-year-old rookie. “As hard as that is for me to mention, He’s earned that right. He’s guided our crew to an 8-1 report, and that’s difficult to do.’ Romo broke a bone in his back in a preseason sport and is predicted to be Prescott’s backup Sunday at domestic towards Baltimore (five-4). It should be the primary time Romo is active because Thanksgiving is the closing year, and the primary time in 10 years, he isn’t always the Dallas starter.


“If you suppose for a second that I do not want to be available, then you possibly in no way felt the natural ecstasy of competing and prevailing,” Romo stated. “That hasn’t left me. It can burn now more than ever.’ Romo changed into highly reflective, recalling the early days of his profession when he became an unheralded free agent, preventing him from living on the roster. He’ ‘s the franchise chief in passing yards and touchdowns, ahead of Tremendous Bowl winners Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. But He is within the same region Drew Bledsoe became in 2006 when Romo replaced an ineffective Bledsoe at halftime of losing to the Big Apple Giants six video games into the season and never gave up the starting job.

Remember the sensation love it became the day before,” Romo stated. “It is an excellent time in your life. If I consider one aspect from back then, the people helped me along when I was younger. And if I may be that to Dak, I tried to be and might be going forward.

Romo signed the primary $ hundred million contract in franchise records in 2013 and counted $20.8 million against the profits cap this season. The cap hit subsequent year is nearly $25 million, but the Cowboys can reduce it using more or less $5 million if they release him.

The mood was more upbeat earlier in the day while proprietor and widespread manager Jerry Jones made one of his weekly radio appearances. ‘I paid quite a little cash for a backup quarterback, as you nicely recognize,” Jones said, regarding Kyle Orton’s $3 million earnings as Romo’s backup numerous years ago. “And this, utilizing the way, is going to be the document for having paid this for a backup quarterback.’ The Cowboys went 1-11 in the 12 video games Romo ignored, closing the season with a twice-damaged left collarbone. While he grabbed his lower back right now after being tackled awkwardly from inside the preseason against Seattle, Dallas’ hopes appeared doomed again.