Dak Prescott knows his role on the Dallas Cowboys, and he’s secure with it.
So he’s polite, but he doesn’t care what you think about his future when Tony Romo eventually returns. Or what fans on social media think. Or what talking heads in the media think.
When the broken bone in Romo’s back heals and he’s ready to play, whenever that is, Prescott will happily return the starting job to the 36-year-old veteran.
“This is Romo’s team. I’ve said that from the moment that I was named the starter and he went down,” Prescott said Monday after a Play 60 outing with fourth-graders at Pearcy Elementary.
“I’m just trying to do my best to win games and put this team in a successful position to do that, week in and week out. And when he comes back, I’ll leave that up to the big guys.”
Any talk about a quarterback controversy is folly. Jerry Jones is already wondering how much pain Romo can tolerate so he can get the quarterback back in the lineup ASAP.
Peterson, of course, played half the 2012 season with a sports hernia, running for 2,097 yards and winning league MVP honors in a year when he’d already made a stirring recovery from a torn ACL. It wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility he could play with the injury, depending on how severe it is and how much pain he’s willing to tolerate.
Peterson and the Vikings will sift through their options in the coming days, and as of Monday, Zimmer wasn’t willing to rule out the possibility of Peterson playing Sunday against Carolina. Whether he’s back within a week or two, or whether he’s gone for much of the regular season, will hinge on the decisions Peterson and the Vikings make in the coming days.
Jets Nation was aglow last Thursday night when the team scored four touchdowns, 37 points, and generated 493 total yards to defeat the Buffalo Bills, but that was a mere bottle rocket compared to the full fireworks display from 30 years ago. The ’86 gang also scored four touchdowns.
In the second quarter.