First and foremost, Jerry Jones is a businessman, and right now the Dallas Cowboys’ business with Dak Prescott as the starting quarterback is booming.
The decision about which quarterback Jerry Jones would start when Tony Romo was fully recovered from his back injury has been looming over the franchise for the better part of the season.
After Prescott led the Cowboys to a last minute 35-30 come from behind win against the Steelers on the road at Heinz Field to bring their record to an NFL best 8-1, Jones made it official. Dak Prescott will remain the Cowboys starter.
“It’s just going with the obvious. You are going with how the team is doing right now. It must not be obvious because I get asked about it every time I open my mouth. It’s not hard. It’s not hard at all. Tony would make the same decision. That’s what you do.”
Jones said Romo is on board with Prescott continuing to lead the red-hot Dallas juggernaut, “There’s no fragileness because Tony is on board to ride this thing out as well.”
In the end, what was once viewed as a difficult decision was distilled down to the obvious. In the NFL, you don’t mess with 8-1. It’s just business. Right now, Dak Prescott is great for business.
Dak Prescott with some love for everyone pic.twitter.com/ixmcj1fKc9
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 13, 2016