Tony Romo faced the cameras on Tuesday night to teach a lesson in leadership. The injured Dallas Cowboys quarterback gave an emotional press conference where he addressed being replaced by the rookie sensation Dak Prescott. In the statement he personally wrote, Romo mentioned that football is a meritocracy and "you aren't handed anything."
He went on to say "a great example of this is Dak Prescott and what he's done. He's earned the right to be our quarterback." The four time Pro-Bowl quarterback went on to pledge his support for Prescott and expressed a "team-first" attitude. Under Prescott, the Cowboys have won eight straight games, tying the franchise record set in 1977.
Romo knows a thing or two about earning a spot on an NFL roster. The undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois started off as a third-string quarterback for the Cowboys before eventually becoming an All-Pro starter for the team. The Cowboys are set to take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in Dallas.
Watch the full statement below: