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Jerry Jones Has Opened The Door For Tony Romo To Start

A closeup of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones looks on during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott remains the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback. But for how long?

Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones were both adamant after the Cowboys' loss to the Giants on Sunday: Dak Prescott remains the franchise's starter at quarterback.

Will that last, though?

Probably.

Maybe.

Today, during an interview with Dallas' 105.3 The Fan, Jones opened the door for Romo to get back behind center for the Cowboys.

"I don't have a definition for it, but you'll know it when you see it," Jones said of what it would take for Romo to supplant the star rookie. "It's kind of like definition I heard one time of another issue trying to define a negative topic, and they said, 'I don't know how to say it, but it's just something that when you see it, you know it's there.' We'll see it."

Prescott has played admirably for 13 games, but has struggled over the last two weeks, as Dallas' offense is just 2 for 24 on third down over the last eight quarters. Prescott has gone three straight games without throwing for at least 200 yards.

Jones says the quarterback debate is a "legitimate discussion."

"I understand the question, but I don't want to get into the scenario. It goes too far into talking about what we don't want to talk about," Jones said, via ESPN. "But given the need for [Romo], we want him ready on the spur of the moment to be a part of any effort we make ... to win the ballgames.

"And, so, it would be when we all probably thought it was time for him to come in and play. I don't want to give you those circumstances because I don't like either one of the discussions."

Dallas is set to play Tampa Bay on Sunday night. The Cowboys and the Bucs are set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC.