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Dak Prescott weighs in on Tony Romo’s retirement

Dak Prescott says he and Tony Romo exchanged text messages shortly after the latter announced his retirement earlier this week. Prescott indicated he thanked Romo for helping him out during his rookie season.

Romo, upon his release by the Cowboys, announced his retirement. Romo then signed on to become CBS’ new lead NFL game analyst. Prescott believes Romo will excel in the world of broadcasting.

“We shared text messages,” Prescott said, via SB Nation. “I thanked him for everything he’s done for me. He said it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for him. I’m hoping he is happy. I hope it is what he wanted. He has great knowledge of the game. He will give fans a birds-eye view of the game.”

Prescott revealed in the interview that he was confident in remaining the Cowboys’ starting quarterback upon Romo’s return to health.

“I know I had been saying it was Tony’s team all along. But, really, I needed to say that during the process while really feeling it was our team,” Prescott said. “We all were the Dallas Cowboys, whatever role we played. But Tony had 14 years in the NFL and with the team. It didn’t hurt me to go along with the questions the media was asking and how they might have been hoping I would speak against him. I wasn’t going to let that happen.”

The Cowboys of course had no choice but to roll with Prescott given how well he played. Romo was nothing but gracious in an emotional speech during which he ceded the starting job to Prescott. But reports now indicate Romo felt “let down” by Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett over not getting the chance to reclaim his job.

That’s obviously all in the past now. Romo is retired — or at least he’s “about 99 percent sure” about it — and the Cowboys are Prescott’s team. Despite how things played out, Prescott believes Romo remains in his corner.

“I know Tony will be rooting for me,” Prescott said. “We’ll see each other down the road.”