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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) is probable for Week 3.
Romo missed practice on Wednesday because he was experiencing tightness in his surgically-repaired back. He's on the QB1 borderline against the Rams. Sep 19 - 6:21 PM

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Tony Romo (back) returned to Cowboys practice on Thursday.

Romo sat out Wednesday with "tightness" in his surgically-repaired back, but it's not a concern for his Week 3 status. Still rounding into form as the Cowboys go run heavy, Romo is on the QB1 borderline against the Rams.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 18 - 1:48 PM

Tony Romo (back) is fully expected to practice Thursday.

Romo sat out Wednesday's session due to "tightness" in his surgically-repaired back. He spent that time in the weight room doing core strength and back exercises, but did not even require an MRI. It's no reason for owners to panic.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 18 - 8:43 AM

Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday.

It's a concern that Romo can't get fully healthy. Romo will be fine for Week 3 in St. Louis.
Sep 17 - 12:53 PM

Tony Romo has attempted only five passes over 20 yards in the Cowboys' first two games.

Of the five passes, only one was completed -- a 56-yard catch to Dwayne Harris that was underthrown. Romo attributed his downfield struggles to "poor body positioning" and not decreased arm strength coming off two back surgeries. Still, it's clear the Cowboys are taking fewer chances downfield, and relying more on getting touches to DeMarco Murray. Coach Jason Garrett said he isn't concerned about the pass offense, but admitted that Romo's back injury "remains a work in progress." Romo is averaging 6.9 YPA this season. The Cowboys rank 22nd in the NFL with 201.5 pass yards per game.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 16 - 11:18 AM

Tony Romo completed 19-of-29 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

Romo took a backseat as the Cowboys rode DeMarco Murray and the running game. Thankfully, he made a habit of targeting Dez Bryant, looking his way 14 times, and finding him for 10 catches and a touchdown. Romo still appeared rusty after his limited offseason, often missing low. Either way, it was a major improvement on his Week 1 debacle, and an altogether encouraging afternoon. He has a strong Week 3 matchup in the inept Rams.
Sep 14 - 4:24 PM

In his nine previous games following a three-interception day, Tony Romo has a 94.2 passer rating.

Romo (back) is on the Week 2 injury report, but practicing in full. Romo was out of sorts in the Week 1 loss to the 49ers, tossing three picks in the first 20 minutes. A bounce-back game against the Titans Sunday should surprise no one. He's been especially strong off three-interception performances lately, throwing seven touchdowns against four picks while averaging 279.7 passing yards in the last four instances. Note that Dallas is only a 3.5 point underdog in a game with a healthy over/under of 49.5.
Sep 11 - 9:29 AM

Tony Romo completed 23-of-37 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Dallas' 28-17, Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

All three of Romo's picks came in the game's first 20 minutes, and were forced into double or triple coverage. Combined, there were three Cowboys and eight 49ers in the vicinity of Romo's turnovers. He might have gotten benched were his name not Tony Romo. Romo simply wasn't on the same page with any of his weapons after being babied along this offseason as he recovered from his second back surgery in 16 months. He needs to get better in a hurry if the Cowboys are to avoid total embarrassment this season. Dallas heads to Tennessee next Sunday.
Sep 7 - 7:39 PM

Tony Romo (back) is practicing in full this week.

The media made a huge deal of Romo's back surgery in the offseason, but he was sharp in the preseason and will be all systems go for Sunday's tilt with San Francisco. With a 51-point over-under, the game has shootout potential.
Sep 3 - 8:01 PM

Tony Romo (back) completed 10-of-18 passes for 87 yards in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

The Cowboys' offense struggled to move the ball while Romo was on the field, only gaining 110 yards in the first half. More important than the performance, Romo popped back up from a big hit early in the game, and was not fazed by three first half sacks. Romo has completed 14-of-23 passes for 167 yards (7.26 YPA) and one touchdown this preseason.
Aug 23 - 8:47 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3Dwayne Harris
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
K1Dan Bailey