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Tony Romo | Quarterback | #9

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
College: Eastern Illinois
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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys won't make a decision at quarterback until Tony Romo (back) is 100 percent.
Romo had originally targeted Week 8 for his return but now it sounds like he may need more time. With Dak Prescott playing well, the Cowboys can afford to give Romo as much time as he needs. Owner Jerry Jones has repeatedly asserted that Romo will be the starter when healthy but that could change if Prescott continues to exceed expectations. Oct 16 - 10:29 AM

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ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer does not expect Tony Romo (back) to return Week 8 against the Eagles.

Romo has long been expected to return following the bye week, but Archer does not think he will get enough practice reps to be ready for the Eagles game. Archer sees Week 9 against the Browns as a more likely return date, but the Cowboys could drag this situation out in order to avoid making a decision on current starter Dak Prescott. Dallas had been adamant Romo will be the starter when healthy, but that position has softened in the last couple weeks.
Source: ESPN
Oct 15 - 11:52 AM

Owner Jerry Jones was increasingly vague on Friday when asked about the Cowboys' starting quarterback when Tony Romo (back) gets healthy.

The Cowboys previously sounded committed to reinstalling Romo as their starter when he is eligible to return after their Week 7 bye, but they have been leaving the door open more and more to keeping Dak Prescott under center in recent days. "There's nothing simple about this," Jones acknowledged. Prescott has simply played too well to take off the field. We suspect Prescott can cement the full-time starting job by beating the Packers in Week 6.
Oct 14 - 12:11 PM

Dak Prescott said the Cowboys are "Tony's team."

"I knew that going into the situation. I think everybody knew that," Prescott said. "I’m just trying to do the best I can to give my team a chance to win week in and week out." Prescott is toeing the party line, but the party line has softened as of late, with Jerry Jones promising to "play this thing out." Romo will still likely return to a starting job, but the Cowboys could string his rehab out a couple more weeks with Dak playing well.
Oct 13 - 9:16 AM

Doctors have confirmed that the compression fracture in Tony Romo's back has healed.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was told that Romo's vertebra is "as strong or stronger than what it was before the injury." Now Romo just has to get himself back into playing shape. Romo has been throwing for the past month but coach Jason Garrett said Monday that his participation in team drills is still "a little further down the road." With Dak Prescott playing well, the Cowboys can afford to take their time with Romo.
Oct 11 - 11:49 AM

In regards to the quarterback situation, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team "will play this thing out."

Jones said the quarterback controversy is "a miracle problem to have," and said Dak Prescott's play gives Tony Romo the luxury of being patient in his return. After Jason Garrett threw some cold water on his recovery timetable Monday, it suddenly looks like Romo could be sidelined longer than expected. It would still be surprising if he is not the starter when fully healthy.
Oct 11 - 10:01 AM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo (back) is not yet ready for team drills.

The Cowboys were expecting good news from a Monday MRI, but Garrett threw some cold water on Romo's recovery, saying it will be "a little bit further down the road" before he can practice. Romo was never expected back before the Week 7 bye, and the Cowboys can afford to take their time with Dak Prescott playing extremely well. We might not see Romo for a while.
Oct 11 - 9:01 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tony Romo is "our No. 1 quarterback."

The statement sounds definitive, but the comments after paint a slightly more confusing picture. "We’re going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both," Jones said. "I welcome the opportunity of having Dak [Prescott] playing at this level and Tony back in excellent health. It’s going to be really special for the Cowboys." Even with Dak playing well, there is still no reason to believe Romo will be anything but the starter when healthy. Still, the Cowboys could give Romo extra time to recover if Prescott's form continues. Romo is expected to undergo an MRI Monday to gauge his recovery.
Oct 10 - 10:39 AM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer said "it is looking as if" Tony Romo will be able to return Week 8 against the Eagles.

Romo had an MRI last week which reportedly "showed encouraging signs," and he has thrown passes in the pregame warmups for the past three weeks. "A lot of his rehab is off the field, it’s doing work for his back. It’s in the training room," coach Jason Garrett said. "The next step for him is to throw the ball. He’s thrown it a little bit this week already. He’ll continue to do that." Even with Dak Prescott playing well, Romo should return as the starter when ready.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 10:47 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are targeting Week 8 for Tony Romo (back) to return.

It's after their Week 7 bye. RapSheet says Romo will "ramp up conditioning and throwing" next week, and the Cowboys are hoping to get him back by midseason. Whether Romo gets back his starting job remains an option question with Dak Prescott playing well. If Prescott begins to struggle in the absence of Dez Bryant, however, Romo will return to the starting lineup.
Oct 2 - 11:16 AM

Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the 49ers.

It's hard to take the Cowboys' injury report seriously at this point.
Sep 30 - 3:58 PM

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said Tony Romo (back) has progressed on schedule.

"He's throwing now, so he'll just keep doing more unless something concerns us," Jones said. "Everything is looking great." The comments aren’t much, but confirm Romo hasn’t had any setbacks. Romo is targeting a Week 8 return.
Sep 23 - 7:34 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tony Romo (back) had a "really good" exam before the game Sunday.

"Hopefully, soon, he’ll be out of the danger stage relative to his spine," Jones said, "probably 2-3 more weeks and we can see how far he wants to go by his own volition." Despite the "2-3 more weeks" optimism, Romo is highly unlikely to return before the team's Week 7 bye. Still, it appears he is trending in the right direction.
Sep 19 - 10:34 AM

Cowboys declared QB Tony Romo, DE Ryan Davis, S Kavon Frazier, RB Darius Jackson, OG Ronald Leary, OLB Mark Nzeocha and DE Charles Tapper inactive for Week 2 against the Redskins.

Romo is week to week with a back injury while Leary is out with a groin issue. Jack Crawford (shoulder), Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) and Geoff Swaim (ankle) are active for Dallas.
Sep 18 - 11:55 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tony Romo (back) expects to return "sooner rather than later."

"Romo is upbeat," Jones said. "[X-rays showed] nothing that would in any way get in the area of a setback or would show concern." The Cowboys decided not to put Romo on injured reserve, suggesting they expect him to return before Week 9. Dak Prescott was solid in the season opener, but the offense has a much higher ceiling with Romo under center. Dallas will want him back as soon as possible.
Sep 12 - 8:10 AM

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