The Dallas Cowboys have their backup quarterbacks already in place as Dak Prescott is set to miss significant time with a right thumb injury, but some thought it could be time for an old flame to return.
Some fans mentioned the return of Tony Romo to the Cowboys in the wake of Prescott’s injury. Romo has not played since 2016. He was injured in 2015 and suffered another injury in 2016 which led to the rise of Prescott and for the former Mississippi State standout to take the starting job.
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Romo retired after the 2016 season and has been in the CBS broadcast booth ever since.
The four-time Pro Bowler is only 42 – just a few years younger than Tom Brady, who guided the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-3 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.
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Romo may not have had so much success in the playoffs, but his play to get the Cowboys to the postseason was unmistakable.
In 156 games, he had 34,183 passing yards with 248 touchdowns. He is among the leaders in wins (78) for the Cowboys just behind Roger Staubach (85) and Troy Aikman (94).
It is unlikely Dallas calls Romo back to the playing field. The team is set with Cooper Rush taking the reigns as the starter and Will Grier being the backup.