The Dallas Cowboys currently face uncertainty at the backup quarterback spot. Could Tony Romo come to the rescue if needed?
Going into the final week of the preseason, the Dallas Cowboys are facing a conundrum at the backup quarterback spot. Their projected number two man, Kellen Moore, went just 10-21 for 131 yards and a lost fumble in his last contest, and has looked shaky all preseason.
The Cowboys coaching staff has reportedly been worried about Kellen Moore, and their quarterback contingency plan in general. Rush has now seen an uptick in snaps with the first and second team, and could challenge Moore for his spot. Third quarterback Luke McCown clearly doesn’t appear to be the answer either, as he didn’t see any action in Saturday’s contest against the Colts.
However, we may be overlooking a contingency option that has been a relative no-brainer this whole time– Tony Romo.
Sure, Romo is “retired”, and on to a second career with CBS. But technically, he’s not REALLY retired, as he hasn’t filled out the necessary paperwork. A lot of players choose not to do this, but Romo’s retirement has just never felt real since he announced it.
Especially since the Cowboys chose not to honor him in any way after he announced he was taking the job at CBS. Even the Dallas Mavericks honored Romo, making him an honorary member of their team for the day.
Maybe Jerry Jones knows something we don’t know?
It’s no secret Tony was one of Jerry’s favorite players, and that Tony had a mutual affection for his owner. Jones admits Romo not winning a Super Bowl was his biggest regret as an owner. Now, however, the Cowboys have a championship-caliber team assembled, and if anything were to happen to Dak Prescott, Romo is seemingly a call away.
Romo didn’t appear to want to play for the Broncos or Texans. Frankly, it didn’t appear he was interested in playing for any other organization in the NFL. But returning to the Cowboys could prove to be too surreal of a second chance opportunity to pass up. Dallas didn’t bother to sign a marquee backup in the offseason, and they don’t appear primed to do so going into the last week of the preseason.
Fingers crossed, Prescott stays healthy for the entirety of the season. But if he happens to miss an extended period of time, don’t be surprised if Jerry gets on the horn with Romo. After all, he may have just been their unofficial backup QB this whole time.