Tony Romo finally broke his regular-season silence today, addressing the situation at quarterback.
You can watch the full statement on video, here.
He didn’t take any questions at a press conference, instead he read a statement. He left the press conference immediately after reading the statement. Of course he said he wants to be out there competing, but that Dak Prescott has earned the right to be the quarterback, as tough as it is for him to say that. Watching him speak, you can tell this is very tough for him, he appeared a little emotional. Here are parts of the statement pieced together.
Speaking for the first time since suffering a compression fracture in his back on Aug. 25, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said Dak Prescott has earned the right to be the Cowboys quarterback as he reads a prepared statement. He's called the injury filled season "soul crushing," and he has felt guilt about being hurt. He said he will continue to support Prescott and not be a distraction to the team.
Tony Romo's prepared statement lasted just about 4:53. It was emotional, heartfelt and to the point.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo on Dak Prescott pic.twitter.com/3IsAXQmw98— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo: "I think you know something magical is happening with this team. Ultimately, it's about the team." I'm not gonna stand in the way— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo said this season has been a dark place for him. "Probably the darkest it's ever been."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo: "I think Dak knows that I have his back and I think I know that he has mine. Ultimately it's about the team."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo: "I'm not going to allow this situation to negatively affect Dak or this football team by becoming a constant distraction."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo: "I feel like we all have two battles. One with the man across you and the one with the man inside of you."— Brandon George (@DMN_George) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo: "Everyone wants to be the reason we're winning or losing. Everyone wants to be that person."— Brandon George (@DMN_George) November 15, 2016