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TONY ROMO’s EMOTIONAL STATEMENT

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The Dallas Cowboys suffered a big blow earlier this season when Tony Romo got injured . . . and they were forced to start rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.

But Dak has been great, and has led the team to an 8-and-1 start. So naturally, there was a lot of talk about whether Romo would even get to start when he healed up.

Well, yesterday, the Cowboys announced that Prescott would continue starting . . . and while Romo DOES want the job, he’s agreed to sit.

In a press conference yesterday, Romo got emotional and said that Prescott had, quote, “earned the right to be our quarterback.”

He read a prepared statement, and it included him saying, quote, “Seasons are fleeting. Games become more precious. Chances for success diminish. Your potential successor has arrived . . .

“[You’re] injured two years in a row and now in the mid-30s, the press is whispering, everyone has doubts, you’ve spent your career working to get here. Now we have to start all over. You almost feel like an outsider.”

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