"He goes about it the right way". Jones is sticking by his guy Romo and we are giving him a hard time. That's life for him now, watching Dak Prescott take over his team in his rookie year, with the Cincinnati Bengals the latest in the line of victims for him and running back sensation Ezekiel Elliott. Bryant has missed two games with a hairline fracture in his right knee.
Jones did not indicate a possible return date for Romo, but the Week 8 game - following a bye week for the Cowboys - against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30 has been the target date. They are guaranteed to have a winning record then, going to Green Bay next week before their bye.
His career-long run of 60 yards on Dallas' first offensive play of the third quarter was the punctuating touchdown in a 28-14 victory over the Bengals on Sunday, and gave the game a breakout feel for the fourth overall pick in the draft even though he was already the NFL's leading rusher coming in. In the receiving end, Randall Cobb posted 108 yards in nine receptions while Davante Adams added 85 yards and a touchdown in five catches.
"It's just uncharacteristic, and quite honestly I was surprised how the game came out".
Touching as Jerry Jones' loyalty to Tony Romo is, it's misguided.
Prescott ran 5 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Here are three takeaways from the win at AT&T Stadium.
Claiborne, who was hampered by hamstring and ankle injuries previous year, helped keep Cincinnati's star receiver A.J. Green under wraps and to a pedestrian four catches for 50 yards and no touchdowns. He passed for 269 yards on Sunday despite being sacked four times and scrambling away from pressure on several occasions.
"We're going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both", Jones said. Prescott has led Dallas to a 4-1 start and has thrown over 1,200 yards and four touchdowns in the first five weeks of the season.
However, Prescott has impressed with at least 227 passing yards in all five games. For now, because of a number of factors but the rookie one first and foremost, they're possibly the most fun story to follow in the National Football League this season.
Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence made his season debut following a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Now they have rookie sensation Dak Prescott, and they sit at 4-1 atop the NFC East.
Still, Claiborne was looking for something that has eluded the franchise since the last two games of the 2009 regular season against Washington and Philadelphia: a goose egg for the opposing team. Defensively, the Packers are yielding 20.8 points and 317.2 total yards (274.5 in passing and 42.8 in rushing ) per game against the opposing teams.