FRISCO — There was a dark cloud hovering over “The Star” on Sunday as the Cowboys again face down a season with an injured Tony Romo.
But never doubt the eternal optimism of Coach Jason Garrett as he still refuses to rule out Tony for week one.
“We’ve gotten a lot of different timetables for when he can return, we also know that he has played with a broken bone in his back before,” Garrett said. “There’s no reason for me to stand up here and put a timetable on this. I think a lot of other people outside of this building have suggested that they know what the timetable is, but that’s not the world we live in.”
Still, all signs point to Romo being unavailable two weeks from today when the Boys kickoff against the Giants. So now it’s all on rookie preseason phenom, Dak Prescott.
“I definitely have confidence in myself, [and] my teammates around me jus to go out there, play relaxed and play as myself,” said Prescott, who has 454 passing yards and 7 total touchdowns this preseason.
The rookie also has the backing of the Vets on this team.
“We’re going to get through this,” said cornerback Orlando Scandrick. “We’re going to rally behind Dak. Dak’s a hell of a player.”
“[The] chemistry not only between me and him but the rest of the guys is tremendous and we’re going to back him up,” Dez Bryant said.
Well, they’re all in a family spot now: trying to stay alive while Romo gets better. After last year’s team when an atrocious 1-11 without #9 on the field, the good news is that for the 2016 Cowboys, there’s nowhere to go but up!