ESPN reports Tony Romo is expected play for the first time since Thanksgiving 2015 for the Dallas Cowboys’ last game of the regular season Sunday against the Eagles. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer about the Cowboys’s lineup decision.
Dak Prescott is still expected to start Sunday’s game.
Dallascowboys.com staffers say coach Jason Garrett has declined to speculate on how he will handle his quarterbacks this weekend. Rob Phillips and others offered their take on Romo’s possible play.
“I know some observers believe Tony Romo needs game reps in case he’s needed in the playoffs, the logic being that he only appeared in four games last year, finishing two starts. I also think Dak Prescott needs to keep playing, keep getting experience as the starting quarterback of this team. The playoff bye week in itself is a long time off, and rust can accumulate. That said, I don’t think it’s ideal for either player Sunday if the offensive line is depleted (Tyron Smith and Ronald Leary haven’t practiced this week). Jason Garrett didn’t ask our opinion, of course, but I would start Prescott as usual and try to put a couple of strong drives together, then have Mark Sanchez ready to take over at some point against the Eagles.” Phillips said Thursday.