Tony Romo Reportedly OK With Being Cowboys’ Backup Quarterback


The Cowboys quarterback conundrum continues marching toward an inevitable decision — Tony Romo is close to being back, but he’s not completely ready just yet. Dak Prescott has played very well, but there is still mounting pressure on him to excel with Romo waiting in the wings.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said recently he believes Romo is willing to play the role of backup quarterback and good team player, and according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Romo is actually willing to be the good soldier, even though he has “taken it hard.”

#Cowboys QB Tony Romo is willing to be the backup, I’m told, and it should happen next week. Dak must continue to perform to keep his job.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2016

Personally, I’m told the situation has been difficult for Tony Romo. He’s taken it hard. But he’ll be a good team guy, be backup… and wait.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2016

As we noted Saturday, there’s only one play here for Romo. He ha to play the good guy here — throwing a tantrum and demanding to be the starting quarterback would be a bad look publicly and it would probably divide the locker room.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Cowboys are already plenty worried about the chemistry in there anyway.

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SOURCE: CBS Sports, Will Brinson