Last Game: 24 -17 win over San Francisco
Next three games:
- Sunday Oct 16 @ Green Bay 4:25
- Sunday October 30 vs Eagles 8:30 (SNF)
The Big Story:
The big story isn’t the dominating all around performance in a win over the Bengals, it’s the looming decision that will need to be made when Tony Romo is cleared by doctors and healthy enough to play.
Despite better-than-expected play from Dak Prescott, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Tony Romo is the team’s QB: https://t.co/IxHJDj5tkH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2016
Jerry can say that Romo is the team’s quarterback right now because Romo isn’t currently healthy enough to play. What happens when he is healthy enough? It’s tough to think that they would put Dak Prescott on the bench after his performance in the first 5 games, but this is Jerry’s World we are talking about
— Jon Marks (@JonMarksMedia) October 9, 2016
Jones said that Romo was still his starter before Sunday’s game. Yesterday, his stance changed a little bit
— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) October 11, 2016
Jones said Romo’s MRI results showed the back was healed, but he would still need some time to get to 100%. More on all the Cowboys injuries coming up below.
Prescott meanwhile continues to impress with his maturity and has handled the Romo situation better than anyone could have imagined. Today, with the vultures circling the locker room, Prescott said all the right things
“This is Tony’s team,” Prescott said. “I knew that going into the situation. I think everybody knew that. I’m just trying to do the best I can to give my team a chance to win week in and week out…..”It’s definitely not a distraction to me,” said Prescott, who added that he wants to play but will be happy if the Cowboys continue to win. “That’s not my call. It doesn’t have anything to do with me. My job is to come in here, like I say, give these guys a chance to win, get better each and every day at practice and that’s all I focus on.”
The situation might end up working itself out, but if Prescott wins at Green Bay on Sunday, good luck giving the job back to Romo after the bye week.
— Other Injury News
- For the first time in almost 3 weeks, Dez Bryant practiced today on a limited basis. Bryant suffered a hairline fracture in his knee during September 25th’s win against the Bears. With the Cowboys bye week following this Sunday’s game at Green Bay, I find it highly unlikely he plays against the Packers. Expect him back against the Eagles on October 30
- Here are the rest of the injuries via Cowboys.com
As a whole, it seems like the Cowboys are returning to good health after a rash of injuries in the past few weeks. Lance Dunbar, Orlando Scandrick, Chaz Green and David Irving sat out of Wednesday’s practice with various injuries. Tony Romo also sat out, as has been the case all season. Other than those few, though, several of the team’s biggest injury concerns were on hand for Wednesday’s practice. Garrett said Tyron Smith is expected to practice fully after coming out of the Cincinnati games with no further problems to his back.
— Dak and Zeke. Zeke and Dak. Get used to it folks, you’re going to be hearing of that combo for many years to come. Oh lookie who made their first Sports Illustrated cover
Prescott has completed 107 of 155 passes without throwing an interception, accumulating 1,239 yards and four touchdowns. He also has rushed for three touchdowns. All from a rookie 4th round pick. Amazing.
You know what else is amazing? Ezekiel Elliot’s last three games: 412 rushing yards and 3 TD’s at 6 yards a carry. He also has 76 receiving yards over that same stretch. Despite the success of Dak and Carson Wentz, Zeke is the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year.
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2016
This is literally every Eagles fan’s worst nightmare. Take a look at this TD run against the Bengals, he runs so effortlessly it looks like he isn’t even going 100%
— Mike & Drew Sports™ (@MikeandDrewShow) October 10, 2016