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Jerry Jones says 'business as usual' for Cowboys

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:54am

Dallas News - [Full Article]

The Cowboys have clinched a playoff spot with four games remaining, so naturally there will be questions about resting key players in the final weeks if they're able to lock up home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

Jerry Jones doesn't sound interested in resting starters.

"No, I see us more as business as usual," the Cowboys owner and GM said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "What it does allow you to do, is when you've got guys on the fence with injury, not pushing them. It just would be smart.

"But I don't know that you gain anything at all with, you just use good sense. The other part of that is the obvious, you don't want to take the edge off. ... You want the team to stay very physical as you enter these playoffs."

Backup quarterback Tony Romo hasn't played in an NFL game in over a year. Does Jones want to see him get some snaps before the team enters the playoffs?

"I want to do what gives us the best chance to have Tony contribute to a championship," Jones said. "I do want Tony to be ready to go in case that Dak [Prescott] should have an issue, health wise. That gives us strength going into the playoffs.

"Not from the standpoint of necessarily protecting Dak ... but from the standpoint of having Tony the readiest to come in and play would be my quick assessment."

Fantasy Impact:

Dallas will likely get a bye in the playoffs so it wouldn't make a lot of sense for the team to rest starters in weeks 16 and 17, essentially giving them three weeks off. But it's possible Week 17 could be one where the starters get at least some rest, especially if a bye and home field advantage is clinched at that point.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Romo announced that he’s the backup to Dak Prescott.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Romo announced that he’s the backup to Dak Prescott.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Romo announced that he’s the backup to Dak Prescott.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo acknowledges that Dak Prescott is the starter

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:30pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Tony Romo acknowledged today that he is now the Cowboys’ second-string quarterback, and that Dak Prescott has earned the position ahead of Romo on the depth chart.

Dak Prescott, and what he’s done, he’s earned the right to be our quarterback,” Romo said in a prepared statement. “As hard as that is for me to say, he’s earned that right. He’s guided our team to an 8-1 record, and that’s hard to do. If you think for a second I don’t want to be out there, then you probably never felt the pure ecstasy of competing and winning. That hasn’t left me. In fact, it may burn now more than ever.”

Fantasy Impact:

Dak Prescott owners can breathe a little easier, but the Cowboys may still turn to Romo if the rookie hits a rough patch.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant ACTIVE vs. Steelers

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:12pm

Cowboys Inactives
Barry Church SS
Morris Claiborne CB
Chaz Green OT
Darius Jackson RB
Benson Mayowa DE
Mark Nzeocha OLB
Tony Romo QB

Related players: Dez Bryant

Fantasy Impact:

Not really any issues with Bryant playing this week but he's officially active and ready to go against the Steelers.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. Romo has been cleared to play, though it looks like the Cowboys are going to roll with Dak Prescott for now.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Romo has been cleared to play, though it looks like the Cowboys are going to roll with Dak Prescott for now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Romo has been cleared to play, though it looks like the Cowboys are going to roll with Dak Prescott for now.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) cleared to play

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:17pm

Ed Werder - [Full Article]

Sources: When Tony Romo dresses in uniform and available to play for Cowboys has moved from medical decision to coaching decision.

Related players: Dak Prescott

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that the Cowboys plan to continue with Prescott as the starter as long as the team is winning and he's playing well. He's 3rd in QBR behind Tom Brady and Matt Ryan.

Cowboys expect QB Tony Romo to ramp up workload

Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:12pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Jerry Jones did everyone the favor of ruling Tony Romo out well before the Cowboys traveled to Cleveland last week. Don’t expect the same courtesy this time around.

Fresh off his team’s 35-10 beating of the Browns, the Cowboys’ owner/general manager held his customary interview session with reporters. But when questions turned toward the familiar subject of Romo’s availability, Jones was much more evasive than he was a week ago.

“Unlike last week, I wouldn’t speculate,” he said through a smile.

Related players: Dak Prescott

Fantasy Impact:

There wasn't a lot of specifics about Romo as you might imagine, other than he's getting stronger. But it's interesting he's preparing for an increased workload. It's hard to imagine the team going back to Romo after Prescott's great start.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, out) took limited practice reps again Friday and is out for Week 9. Dak Prescott will start for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:39pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant ACTIVE vs. Eagles

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:18pm

Cowboys Inactives
QB Tony Romo
RB Lance Dunbar
S Kavon Frazier
RB Darius Jackson
LB Mark Nzeocha
DE Ryan Davis
OT Chaz Green
Related players: Dez Bryant

Fantasy Impact:

There's always a chance Bryant is on a pitch count. He was limited at practice and hasn't played since Week 3, but it's a good enough matchup against the Eagles for him to be in lineups and he's expected to play a normal role.

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