Published On: Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

Cowboys' Stephen Jones hints at Brady-Bledsoe situation for Prescott-Romo

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Dallas Cowboys COO and director of player personnel Stephen Jones says he can’t imagine a scenario in which injured quarterback Tony Romo doesn’t get his job back from rookie Dak Prescott, but acknowledges that the seemingly impossible can happen in the NFL.

Romo is expected to be sidelined until after the Cowboys’ Week 7 bye with a broken bone in his back. Prescott, who has been among the most impressive players across the league this preseason, will start in his absence.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where Tony’s not our quarterback when he’s ready,” Jones told The MMQB’s Peter King. “But things happen. You know that. You know what happened to Bledsoe and Brady. (In 2001, Drew Bledsoe was KO’d with internal bleeding for most of the season. Unknown Tom Brady relieved him and never gave back the job.) I’m sure Tony’s aware of that. But the reality is, Tony’s going to come back for us and play great, we believe.”

Jones said the Cowboys are so high on Prescott, whom the team drafted in the fourth round, that they wouldn’t trade him straight up for Denver Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch, a player the Cowboys were rumored to be high on before the draft.

“I don’t think our guys would even consider trading Prescott for Lynch right now,” said Jones. “No, I know they wouldn’t. That’s how much they like Dak right now.”

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