ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Dak Prescott #4, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys talks with injured quarterback Tony Romo #8 prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

This past Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech conceding the presidential election to Donald Trump. Less than a week later, we have another big-time concession speech. This one came in the sports world.

On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo gave a brief press conference. During this media session, Romo didn’t take any questions. But he did read off a long-winded message letting the world know that Dak Prescott has earned the role of the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.

Romo has spent nearly the entire season on the sideline as Dallas has gotten off to an 8-1 start behind Prescott and rookie running back sensation Ezekiel Elliott.

But despite Prescott’s strong start with the Cowboys, there have been lingering questions about whether Romo would retain his spot as the starter when he was fully healthy. Dallas owner Jerry Jones didn’t help matters when he said back in October that Romo was still the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.

But obviously, the tune of many, including Jones, has changed. Prescott looks like he will run Dallas’ offense for years to come while Romo, 36, heads toward the end of his career as either a backup or a starter on another team.

With Romo’s striking speech, there was plenty of reaction from inside and outside of the Cowboys’ organization.

With Romo’s emotional press conference, speculation will begin rapidly on what Romo will do next. But while Romo’s future is in question, the Cowboys’ offensive future seems to be clearly in the hands of Prescott and Elliott.

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