Jerry Jones has been asked the question endlessly -- in a thousand different ways.
"I don't have a definition for it, but you'll know it when you see it," the Cowboys owner and general manager told KRLD-FM on Tuesday, per The Dallas Morning News. "It's kind of like the definition I heard one time of another issue, trying to define a negative topic, and they said: 'I don't know how to say it, but it's just something that when you see it, you know it's there.' We'll see it."
On Tuesday, Jones -- if less effusive -- avoided outlining specific situations that would lead to a switch under center.
"I really don't want to get into the scenario, it goes too far in talking about what we don't want to talk about," Jones said. "Given the need for him, we want him ready on the spur of the moment to be a part of any effort we make -- to be trite -- to win the ball game.
"It would be when we all probably thought it was time for him to come in and play. I don't want to give you those circumstances because I don't like either one of the discussions."
It's easy to grasp why Jones is badgered daily on this topic. After all, we're talking about the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Still, it's a tedious query that ignores how coaches and teams operate.
The Cowboys are 11-2 and sit high above all challengers in the NFC. If they have a quarterback problem, what do you call what's happening in San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago and Florham Park?
Benching Prescott after three months of mostly pristine play is a wild message to send to your team during the most critical stretch of the season. That won't stop people, though, from asking the question -- over and over and over.