FRISCO, Texas – Jason Garrett remains focused on the day – even when it comes to Tony Romo's injury recovery and the much-speculated Cowboys' quarterback situation with Dak Prescott's success as the fill-in starter.
"Tony is doing a great job with his rehab," Garrett said Monday following the Cowboys' sixth game without Romo due to the back injury he suffered in preseason. "He's worked very hard to come back like he has over the past couple years when he's dealt with some of these injuries. Football is very important to him, and he works very hard at it. What we ask him to do, what we charge him to do, what we challenge him to do every day is, do what you need to do today to get better. A big part of his life right now is spending time with our trainers, with our strength coaches and slowly work him back into throwing. That's what he's focused on.
"In regard to Dak Prescott, his job is to prepare to play. He's been playing quarterback for us for the first six ballgames, and he comes to work every day – prepare, prepare, prepare – then goes to the game on Sunday afternoons. He's done a good job of that."
With Prescott winning five of his first six career starts, what about having to make a decision at quarterback when Romo is fully healthy?
"We don't deal a whole lot in hypotheticals," Garrett said. "What we try to do is we try to focus on what's in front of us right now and do the best job we can as players and coaches. That's the atmosphere we try to create. Tony has done a really good job with his rehab, and he's getting better and better every day."
Garrett said he does not expect Romo to return to practice Wednesday, the team's only practice of the week before taking Thursday through Sunday off during the bye. The Cowboys' next game is Sunday, Oct. 30 in primetime against the Eagles.
"I think he's just continuing to ramp up what his rehab is," Garrett said. "Spend more time with the trainers. Spend more time with our strength coaches, do a little bit more stuff on the field."