The Cowboys lost to the Giants 10-7 last Sunday and quarterback Dak Prescott’s two interceptions helped end Dallas’ winning streak at 11 games.
They also opened the door for some renewed chatter about the possibility of Tony Romo getting a chance to run the offense for the first time since breaking a bone in his back in the preseason. Coach Jason Garrett did his best to stop such conversations by saying “Dak is going to play quarterback as we go forward,” but owner Jerry Jones didn’t quite slam the door when he said the team will know the time to turn to Romo when they see it.
Prescott’s dealt with such background noise throughout his rookie season and he consistently said that he wasn’t looking over his shoulder at Romo. He said Wednesday that he’s not paying any more attention to it at this point.
“The noise didn’t just start,” Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s the Dallas Cowboys, there’s been noise since the time I’ve been drafted. … Everybody in this locker room doesn’t pay attention to [the outside noise]. Y’all get paid to do that, we don’t.”
Prescott said last Sunday night “just wasn’t my best game” and that he feels he needs to do a better job of communicating with the rest of the offense to avoid a repeat in the future. He’ll get a chance to do that against the Buccaneers this weekend and doing so should lead to less talk about Romo as anything but an injury replacement.