Tony Romo will play for Cowboys vs. Dolphins on Friday


If Dak Prescott plans to double down on last weekend's heroics, he'll need to wait.

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Tony Romo will play a series or two in Friday's preseason tilt with the Dolphins, per Newy Scruggs of NBC Sports Radio.

Romo didn't dress for Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, a game that saw the rookie Prescott light up L.A. with a pristine 10-of-12 passing debut that featured a pair of touchdowns throws.

Dallas isn't about to give Romo a heavy workload, so expect to see Prescott and fellow reserve Jameill Showers take over in a hurry.

Jones also told Scruggs that rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott will not play against the Dolphins. The first-round pick is back at practice, but the team will play it safe with his recently tweaked hamstring.