Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo would love to play on his return to the lineup when the team faces Baltimore on Sunday.
But barring an unforeseen events, he’ll have to resign to the fact that he’s a mere backup to rookie QB Dak Prescott.
And he’s just fine with that.
“He’s earned the right to be our quarterback,” Romo said, per ESPN. “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 that I don’t want to be out there, then you’ve probably never felt the pure ecstasy of competing and winning. That hasn’t left me. In fact it may burn more now than ever.”
“To say the first half of the season has been emotional would be a huge understatement,” he added. “Getting hurt when you feel like you have the best team you’ve ever had was a soul-crushing moment for me. Then to learn it’s not three of our weeks but 10 is another blow. And through it all you have a tremendous amount of guilt on having let your teammates, fans and organization down. After all they were depending on you to bring them a championship. That’s what quarterbacks are supposed to do. That’s how we’re judged. I love that. I still do.”