Cowboys ready for Thanksgiving

Dak Prescott’s interaction with his new backup wasn’t much different after Tony Romo’s heartfelt speech that conceded the Cowboys’ starting job to the rookie quarterback.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett talked matter-of-factly to the 36-year-old about being No. 2 for the first time since Garrett joined the staff in 2007. And tight end Jason Witten, Romo’s best friend on the team, wasn’t sure what to make of all the fuss.

While the outside world spent two days pondering Romo’s retirement or relocation — sometimes both — the Cowboys had another couple of workdays in a regular week.

“I think that was more for y’all than for me or for this team,” Prescott said Wednesday, a day after Romo said the 23-year-old had earned the right to keep the job that Romo took from Drew Bledsoe in the middle of the 2006 season.

“We know each other, how we feel about the situation. He’s been a great leader, a great model for me to look up to and watch every day. So I’m not surprised.”

Prescott will start Thanksgiving Day when the Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Game time is 3:30 p.m. on Fox. 

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