Jerry Jones: Romo's "Genuine" Statement Made Clear That He's A Team Player

FRISCO, Texas – Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tony Romo's prepared statement on Tuesday made clear that "he's vested completely in being part of a winning team."

In his five-minute speech to the media, Romo said Dak Prescott has "earned the right to be our quarterback" and he would continue to support Prescott.

"I thought it was poignant and it was just so genuine," Jones said. "He has felt this way, the way that he expressed, better than I ever could. Our entire Dallas Cowboys team, organization, everybody, is benefiting from the way he's approaching this."

Asked what makes Prescott the right choice to continue starting, Jones said, "He's just doing such a great job, an unbelievable job of contributing to an event here that has gotten everybody playing and exceeding their expectation.

"From the day I ever heard his name, I always heard right behind it, 'He's got the 'it' factor.' Look at how he tried to direct his studies in college toward leadership. He's a natural leader."

Although so many have viewed the public Romo/Prescott debate as a quarterback controversy, Jones reiterated the team is in an excellent situation with the quality of quarterback play on its depth chart.

"I just have to pinch myself that we're in that shape with Dak Prescott playing at his level and Tony Romo healthy and ready to go," Jones said.

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