GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Cowboys are on a five-game winning streak, the longest since 2014 when the team won six straight and made the playoffs with nearly a full season from Tony Romo.
So, not surprisingly after Sunday's 30-16 win over the Packers, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones fielded more questions about rookie Dak Prescott's role once Romo is healthy enough to return from the back injury that has sidelined him for all six games this season.
Jones, however, continued to eschew talk of a potential quarterback controversy by reiterating what he's been saying now for weeks: the Cowboys are in an ideal spot with Prescott leading the team to wins while Romo recovers.
"Certainly as I would look past the bye, we're going to have the luxury of having Romo when he does get on the field be very healthy," Jones said, pointing out that the team's 5-1 first-place record allows Romo to ensure he's a full 100 percent before returning.
"We know how Tony can play in clutch situations," Jones continued. "We know how he can win games and we know what a gamer that he is and we know that when he's out there we've won a very high percentage of the games. We know all of that. We won't know is when is the very best time relative to his injury, his conditioning, when's the very best time for him to get on the field. On the other hand, we've got an opportunity in Dak to have a player to go out there and win these football games like he's doing. That's a good spot to be in."
There's still no specific timeline for Romo's return, but Jones said the bye week will give the veteran more time to continue throwing and improving his conditioning.
"We're going to have a very, very, very good situation to make decisions around," Jones said. "And nothing I'd rather do than go into the last half of the season, more than likely the last half of the season, with a ready-to-go Tony Romo and a winning Dak Prescott. I dream of being able to make that decision. We're not there right now, by the way."