Dak Prescott Reportedly Will Start, Tony Romo to Play in Week 17 vs. Eagles

December 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite insistence to the contrary from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, quarterback Tony Romo will reportedly play Sunday in Week 17 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, rookie Dak Prescott will start, but both Romo and third-string quarterback Mark Sanchez are expected to see the field. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Romo would play, although he noted it "won't be much."
However, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told reporters "We haven't made those determinations," when asked who would receive snaps under center. 
The 13-2 Cowboys have already wrapped up the NFC's No. 1 seed.
Rapoport reported Thursday that Sanchez was expected to receive the bulk of the snaps. Previously, per Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News, Jones said:
We don't feel like any game we'd get from him [Romo] stepping out there running some plays, several plays, a series of plays would be worth the risk. I think we pretty...

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