From the sounds of reports released Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is close to a return.
Romo has spent time recovering an injury suffered during the preseason while rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has become one of the better stories in the NFL.
Ed Werder of ESPN revealed Romo feels he is ready to go:
For additional context, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted Romo remains about one week out from the all-clear signal:
Reports have conflicted at best about Romo’s status in prior weeks. These seem to align, though, with the quarterback having practices slightly last week and continuing to work his way back.
In reality, Romo might not land as the backup quarterback for a few weeks. He’s been out of action all year and the offense has jelled around Prescott. At this point, his getting the backup gig is the first step in a lengthy process.
The Cowboys haven’t hinted at who starts once Romo is ready for game action. For now, Prescott continues to lead the team to wins. If that changes, things will get interesting.