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Tony Romo Will Back-Up Dak Prescott vs. Ravens

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The Dallas Cowboys will be going forward with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott starting, as veteran quarterback Tony Romo will serve as his back-up starting Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made the official announcement to the media following the Cowboys’ 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

“I think the longer [Prescott] plays like this, the more we have a chance to have another win,” Jones said. “Everybody here wants to do only really one thing, is win. There’s nobody that would introduce any other issue or any other consideration other than do whatever it takes to win the game. So, today, to be able to come out of here with a win just obliterates any thought about any of the issues that you might have as to who’s out on the field.”

Romo was inactive for the Cowboys yesterday, but Jones expects that the 36-year-old Romo, who will turn 37 this off-season, will be active to serve as Prescott’s main back-up the rest of the way. That would then bump veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez to third-string quarterback duties.

As Cowboys executive Stephen Jones walked through the Dallas locker room on Sunday, Romo told Jones that Prescott was “the man,” per Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports.

Prescott completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts in the victory, throwing for 319 yards and 2 touchdowns. That boosted his overall season stats to 2,339 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

The 23-year-old Prescott has helped energized the Cowboys following Romo’s injury in August alongside fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who became the NFL’s first 1,000 yard rusher on the season yesterday.

Dallas currently sits at 8-1 on the year, the best record in the NFL with their only loss coming to the New York Giants in Week 1.

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