Tony Romo is expected to be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his return to the field is coming soon. Now that he’s returned to practice and been listed as questionable on the injury report, it’s only a matter of time before the Cowboys activate him on game day.
When that does happen, though, it might be as the backup. And according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Romo will be willing to accept that role after 10 years as the team’s starter. Rapoport believes that transition to backup will begin next week against the Ravens, indicating the Cowboys will stick with Dak Prescott at quarterback.
#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
Just a couple of days ago, Cowboys exec Stephen Jones said Romo would probably accept a role as a backup. He didn’t say it would definitely come to that point, but his comments indicate that the coaching staff may lean toward Prescott going forward.