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Tony Romo | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
College: Eastern Illinois
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The 3-8 Cowboys are holding off on placing Tony Romo (collarbone) on injured reserve in case they make a run at the NFC East title.
It's extremely unlikely, but the Cowboys apparently plan to indulge themselves for at least Week 13. A loss to Washington on Monday night would end the fantasy. There's no guarantee Romo would even be ready for the postseason. Dec 1 - 6:39 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones expects Tony Romo to remain the team's starter 4-5 more years.

"I think if you look at his playing time, if you look at the years he has actually played, he started late," ol' Jer rationalized. "He really has excellent skill relative to where his skill-set began, what his skill-set is. He's got the relative skills. More important to anything, from a mental standpoint, and from the things that also mean so much at quarterback, he's at the top of the list. So I think four to five years." There is some sense somewhere inside that statement, but it completely ignores the fact that Romo continues to show signs of breakdown as he goes on 36. The Cowboys should definitely be planning for the future this offseason. Realistically, Romo might have 1-2 more elite years left.
Dec 1 - 1:42 PM

Owner/GM Jerry Jones confirmed Tony Romo suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone Thursday against the Panthers and will miss the remainder of the season.

As expected. This puts the cherry on top of a lost season for the Cowboys. Romo returned last week from a broken collarbone that cost him 10 weeks, and Dez Bryant missed a boat load of games earlier in the year with a broken foot. Matt Cassel will reenter the starting lineup, and Darren McFadden will again be the focal point of the offense moving forward. Romo will be placed on I.R.
Nov 27 - 11:45 AM

Citing a source close to Tony Romo, ESPN's Ed Werder reports Romo (collarbone) is done for the season.

The results of Friday's CT scan are presumably expected to show that Romo indeed re-fractured his left clavicle on Thursday's Thomas Davis sack. The Cowboys will move forward with Matt Cassel at quarterback. Losing Romo is obviously a devastating blow to Dallas' rest-of-season outlook, and it's a huge one for the prospects of the Cowboys' skill players in fantasy football.
Nov 26 - 9:03 PM

A source told that Tony Romo is believed to have a "small fracture" in his left clavicle.

Romo said after Thursday's loss to the Panthers that the injury felt "similar" to the collarbone fracture that he suffered in Week 2. X-rays in the locker room were reportedly "inconclusive" on the exact extent of Romo's new injury, and he will go for another scan on Friday. We hope to have a timetable for Romo's recovery by the weekend, but wouldn't bet on seeing him again this year.
Nov 26 - 8:19 PM

Tony Romo left Thursday's game against the Panthers with a left (non-throwing) clavicle injury.

He may have re-fractured his previously broken left collarbone. Romo's left shoulder was slammed into the turf on a sack by Panthers LB Thomas Davis. Romo spent about a minute on the ground laid out on his back, before being assisted off by trainers while holding the shoulder close to his body. It had the looks of a potentially serious injury. Before exiting, Romo went 11-of-21 passing for 106 yards and three interceptions, two of which were pick-sixed in a dominant performance by Carolina's defense.
Nov 26 - 6:58 PM

Tony Romo completed 18-of-28 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Dallas' 24-14, Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

Romo had a lot of rust to knock off, but played more than well enough for the Cowboys to coast to a road victory. Dez Bryant ran the wrong route on Romo's first pick, but the second was just a ridiculously bad throw. Romo redeemed himself with perfectly-placed scores to Bryant and Terrance Williams. Romo looked no worse for the wear after a nine-week layoff, scrambling around and taking hits without fear. Even in a tough matchup, he'll be a QB1 against the Panthers on Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 - 4:43 PM

Cowboys activated Tony Romo off injured reserve-designated to return.

This was never really a question. Romo will start against the Dolphins and is a back-end QB1 in the good matchup. Romo's return will also bolster the value of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.
Source: ESPN
Nov 21 - 11:38 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Tony Romo's fractured left collarbone has "healed," and Romo "will play" Sunday against the Dolphins.

Romo should be activated from the Cowboys' injured reserve-designated for return list by late in the week. In his only full game so far this season -- Week 1 against the Giants -- Romo went 36-of-45 passing for 356 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He'll be an immediate fantasy QB1 against the Dolphins. Romo's return is great news for all of Dallas' offense.
Nov 16 - 3:58 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said "no set of circumstances" would prevent Tony Romo (collarbone, IR/recall) from playing Week 11 against the Dolphins.

We can think of a few, but the message is fairly clear. No matter what the Cowboys' record is when Romo is ready to return, he will be put back in the starting lineup. Romo does not have a great schedule down the stretch, but he will be a borderline QB1 against the Dolphins next week.
Nov 10 - 10:11 AM

Tony Romo (collarbone, I.R./recall) participated in individual drills and "pat and go" work at Wednesday's practice.

Romo's been throwing for two weeks now and isn't eligible to return until Week 11, when it's expected he'll be ready to reenter the starting lineup. Romo will be at risk for re-injury, but the Cowboys' quarterback situation is a mess. Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel haven't notched a win, and Kellen Moore's name even came up a candidate to start this week after Cassel threw for 97 yards on 25 attempts this past Sunday. It'll be Cassel again Week 9.
Nov 4 - 12:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there is "no reason" to think Tony Romo (broken collarbone, I.R./recall) will not be ready to return Week 11 against the Dolphins.

"He's really doing well," Jones said. "You'd like to say ahead of schedule but who knows about that? But still, I know of no reason he won't be playing at that time." NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported Monday Romo is not expected to practice this week and will need a "full eight weeks" to recover, but the Dolphins game will be nine weeks removed from the injury. It is a good bet Romo plays against Miami.
Nov 3 - 10:43 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports Tony Romo (broken collarbone, I.R./recall) likely needs "the full eight weeks" to recover.

Romo is eligible to begin practicing this week, but Getlin reports that is unlikely. He is eligible to return to the field Week 11 against the Dolphins. That game will be more than eight weeks after the initial injury, but this report at least puts that return date in question. The Cowboys are averaging 17.2 points a game without Romo under center.
Nov 2 - 9:49 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tony Romo (broken collarbone, I.R./recall) began throwing last week.

Romo is not able to return until Week 11 against the Dolphins, but he can begin practicing next week. "He did a little throwing and did it very good, very comfortable," Jones said. "Now of course he's still got weeks of normal bone-type healing, but still the fact that he's throwing without any attendant pain in the other shoulder is a very good sign." It is still early, but it appears Romo is trending towards being ready when first eligible Week 11.
Source: ESPN
Oct 25 - 5:47 PM

Cowboys placed Tony Romo (broken collarbone) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Romo will not be eligible to play until Week 11 against the Dolphins, but he could be held out until after Thanksgiving. Brandon Weeden will start while Romo is sidelined, and the Cowboys will use the open roster spot to bring in another quarterback. Dallas is working out Christian Ponder among others on Tuesday.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 12:12 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Tony Romo
2Matt Cassel
RB1Darren McFadden
2Robert Turbin
3Rod Smith
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Robert Turbin
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Lucky Whitehead
3Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Geoff Swaim
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Mackenzy Bernadeau
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
K1Dan Bailey