FRISCO, Texas – Unexpected events of the last six months – Dak Prescott's rise to Cowboys quarterback of the present and future during Tony Romo's injury absence – haven't affected Romo's relationship with team owner/general manager Jerry Jones, who learned last Saturday he'd made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"No one was earlier or quicker to give me a hug," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. "It's no secret I just think so much of him as a person and think so much of him as a player."
Yet, Jones has acknowledged the Cowboys have a decision to make regarding the 36-year-old quarterback who remained in a backup role when he returned from a back injury last November.
Romo is signed through 2019, but the job went to the 23-year-old Prescott – and that's where the speculation starts on whether Romo might be playing elsewhere in 2017.
Jones has declined to discuss or speculate on a potential resolution since the offseason began.
"This is what it is. It's a juncture that we have to address," Jones said. "I don't know how ultimately we will resolve this and nobody should be alarmed because you don't have all the answers. There's some issues here that you just have to see how the cards are played. But we'll work through this.
"The main thing about this is we will work through it. We have a sound enough foundation together that on an individual basis we'll get through this."