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Tony Romo | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
College: Eastern Illinois
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Tony Romo (back) started the Cowboys' second preseason game Saturday night, completing 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
If there were remaining concerns about Romo's offseason back surgery, he laid many of them to rest tonight. Dallas' offense got off to a slow start as Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw returned a fumble to the house on its first possession, but Romo and Dez Bryant bounced back on the following drive as the 34-year-old found his dominant receiver on a 31-yard scoring strike. Three of Romo's four completions went to Bryant. With an excellent supporting cast and bad defense to compensate for, Romo will offer an elite weekly QB1 ceiling in fantasy. Aug 16 - 7:36 PM

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Tony Romo (back) will suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Romo sat out the Cowboys' exhibition opener. According to owner/GM Jerry Jones, Romo will play a "few series" against the Ravens. Romo is being eased in after undergoing his second back operation in as many years last December, but will be all-systems-go for Week 1.
Aug 12 - 4:24 PM

Tony Romo (back) had his best days of practice on Saturday and Sunday.

Romo has been eased into camp as he comes off back surgery and has struggled a bit with his deep ball. It sounds like he's rounding into form now. "He looked like himself," coach Jason Garrett said Sunday. "Having the time off prior to the [San Diego] game and after the game, I think, was good for him."
Aug 11 - 8:24 AM

Cowboys QBs coach Wade Wilson believes Tony Romo's deep ball isn't all the way back following his back operation.

"(Romo's deep routes) have been a little inconsistent," Wilson said. "I think that’s all due to his back." However, Wilson added that he expects Romo to get "stronger and more confident in his throws" as camp rolls on. Two back surgeries in two years is nothing to sneeze at, but there's no real reason to worry about Romo's return. He'll sit out Dallas' preseason opener on Thursday before making his exhibition debut on August 16 against the Ravens.
Aug 5 - 9:42 PM

Tony Romo will not play in Thursday's preseason opener at San Diego.

Romo normally plays one series in the first exhibition game, but he'll sit out completely this year due to precautions with his back. Brandon Weeden will start. Romo is scheduled to see some action in the second preseason game and then get extensive work in the third.
Aug 3 - 8:30 AM

Tony Romo (back) expects to see action in the preseason.

Romo has declared himself 100 percent, but the Cowboys still have him on a maintenance schedule during camp. It's merely precautionary. We're not expecting Romo's back to be an issue as he tries to mask the Dallas defense's impending misery.
Jul 31 - 11:02 AM

Tony Romo (back surgery) is expected to be a full participant as training camp opens.

Romo has sustained no setbacks as he comes off a December procedure designed to relieve pressure on a herniated disc. "He has had no issues," coach Jason Garrett said. "No obstacles holding him back." Romo is getting ready for what could be his best statistical season under the guidance of passing-game guru Scott Linehan.
Jul 24 - 10:58 AM

Tony Romo (back surgery) believes he's "miles ahead" of where he was this time last year, where he was also recovering from a back operation.

"I think last year I was just starting around this point, so this year I’ve had whatever months to kind of get myself into feeling like I can go," Romo said. The situations aren't really comparable, as Romo's 2013 operation occurred in May, and was far less serious. Either way, it's another indication he'll be ready to rock for training camp.
Jul 7 - 3:50 PM

Tony Romo (back surgery) expects to be cleared for full participation from Day 1 of training camp.

Romo was a limited participant in OTAs and minicamp as he comes off two back surgeries in the last 14 months. It's not a real short-term concern for the Cowboys or fantasy owners. Romo, 34, hasn't had any setbacks while recovering from his discectomy and is firmly in the QB1 picture.
Jul 1 - 4:12 PM

Tony Romo (back surgery) said he'll be 100 percent for the start of training camp and could play in a game right now.

"I’m to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to," Romo said. Romo participated in OTAs during individual drills but didn't do any team drills from under center. With the Cowboys employing new passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan's spread attack and a bottom-barrel defense, Romo has an excellent shot to top 5,000 yards.
Jun 10 - 12:43 PM

The Cowboys will let Tony Romo (back surgeries) take a third of the offensive reps at Organized Team Activities.

It's actually more than we expected. Romo is 34 and has undergone two back surgeries in as many offseasons, so it wouldn't have been shocking for the Cowboys to sideline him for all of OTAs. Instead, they're putting him on a "pitch count" as new pass-game coordinator Scott Linehan installs a revised offense. Romo is actually doing more in 2014 OTAs than he did during 2013 OTAs.
May 27 - 11:08 AM

Tony Romo (back surgery) will be on a "pitch count" during next week's OTAs.

Romo, 34, is the final stages of his rehab off a discectomy. He'll be a limited participant in OTAs, which will actually be more than he did last year while recovering from a procedure to remove a cyst in his back. Ultimately, these back issues are more of a long-term than immediate concern. With pass-happy Scott Linehan calling the shots and a bottom-barrel defense, Romo has an excellent shot at topping his career-high of 4,903 passing yards set in 2012.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 22 - 8:23 AM

Owner Jerry Jones insisted Johnny Manziel was "never really a consideration" for the Cowboys at the No. 16 overall pick.

It's believed Dallas debated taking Manziel because he was their highest-rated player, but they opted for G/T Zack Martin, and have lost no faith in Tony Romo. "There's no way any quarterback comes in here and beats out Tony Romo," said Jones. "As you well know in here, Romo -- by contract as well as commitment -- is going to be the quarterback for the Cowboys for several years to come."
Source: ESPN.com
May 9 - 1:13 PM

Tony Romo (back surgery) was throwing during Tuesday's minicamp workouts.

Roughly five months removed from the second procedure on his back in as many years, Romo is moving well. "We feel good about Tony's health, first-hand, medically," Jerry Jones said. "His back is everything that we want it to be at this time."
May 7 - 12:21 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett believes Tony Romo is still in the prime of his career, and that his arm is "better than ever."

"He hasn’t lost any mobility, ability to get away from people," Garrett said of his 34-year-old quarterback, who is recovering from his second back operation. "We feel like Tony Romo has a lot of years of great football left in him." Due $13.5 million between salary and bonuses this season, Romo is signed through 2019, but has only $7.5 million in fully guaranteed money remaining beyond 2014.
May 6 - 5:38 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Caleb Hanie
4Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
4Ryan Williams
5D.J. Adams
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Tim Benford
4Jamar Newsome
5Dezmon Briscoe
WR21Terrance Williams
2Dwayne Harris
3Devin Street
4LaRon Byrd
5Chris Boyd
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Jordan Najvar
5Asa Watson
K1Dan Bailey