Tony Romo is a full participant in Dallas Cowboys practices once again. But Romo is practicing with the second team offense, not the first.
Whether that's because the Cowboys are playing it safe with him coming back from injury or because they've made the decision that Dak Prescott is going to be their quarterback the rest of the season remains unclear.
And it's unclear because owner Jerry Jones is being as vague as possible when he talks about the situatiion.
"Anybody with any sense knows that Tony would like to be playing," Jones said on his radio show Tuesday. "The key thing that I want to emphasize that we probably are never going to have this totally sorted out. He's really got to be ready to go at the top of his game. We have the luxury of getting him that ready."
The last point that Jones makes is right on point: This is a luxury for the Cowboys. There are a lot of NFL teams dying for a competent quarterback to help them improve. Right now, the Cowboys have, statistically, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL starting and one of the best quarterbacks of this generation on the bench.
They're 7-1 with each quarterback given the prospect of playing behind an excellent offensive line, the best and most efficient rushing attack in the league, and a defense that is enjoying the spoils of that success.
It doesn't change my mind that Romo should eventually get his job back as I stated recently:
But that's what it's like to be a Cowboys fan right now. They have the luxury to keep Romo on the bench and see if Prescott can lead them to the promised land this season.
(© 2017 KENS)