The Cowboys' quarterback situation is crystal clear to coach Jason Garrett, who said Monday, "It's pretty simple for us: Dak's going to play quarterback as we go forward."

That would be rookie Dak Prescott, who played an important role in the Cowboys' 11-game winning streak, but struggled in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Those struggles promptly led to speculation about when the Cowboys would turn the offense back over to Tony Romo, the odd man out during Prescott's breakout season.

On Tuesday, owner and general manager Jerry Jones didn't offer his version of, "It's pretty simple for us: Dak's going to play quarterback as we go forward." Jones, appearing on CBS Sports Radio's 105.3 The Fan, instead entertained scenarios in which Romo would play.

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So yeah, this probably doesn't help Garrett, Prescott or Romo, though it certainly gives credence to this tweet from CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora:

For now, this remains Prescott's team.

"He's done a really good job for us up to this point, won 11 of 13 games that he's started, and he's handled really every situation as well as you can handle it," Garrett said. "So we'll just continue that way. Tony will be in a backup role for us and he'll be ready to go if he's called upon to play. But Dak's done an outstanding job up to this point. [I'm] excited to see him continue to play."

In the meantime, Jones is happy to talk about the Cowboys' quarterback situation, presumably because he survived Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel last season.