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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
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Romo believes he could play another five seasons.
Spoken like a true Jerry Jones acolyte. Romo remains elite on the field, but has had increasing trouble staying there. He hasn't appeared in all 16 games since 2012, and was limited to four starts by collarbone issues last year. Romo turned 36 last month. Realistically, he's a year-to-year proposition at this stage of his career. May 26 - 6:36 PM

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Tony Romo (collarbone) hasn’t had any limitations at voluntary workouts.

"He’s integrated almost completely back into the program," coach Jason Garrett said. "His shoulder seems fine. He’s really made a lot of progress." Romo has been throwing for the last month without issue. Despite coming off surgery, the Cowboys don’t plan to put him on a pitch count. Romo should be full-go for OTAs.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 14 - 5:50 PM

Tony Romo (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant in OTAs.

Romo was given a six-to-eight week recovery timeline after undergoing surgery on his troublesome left collarbone in March, but he was able to participate fully in voluntary workouts last month. "He's looking good," QBs coach and merc with a mouth Wade Wilson said. "He's throwing, he's got good velocity on all of his throws, great movement in his legs." Romo might take a few rest days throughout the offseason program, but he is clearly back to 100 percent.
May 10 - 12:11 PM

Jerry Jones said drafting Tony Romo's successor is not a priority this year.

"Certainly not a high enough priority to make a bad decision or a forced decision," Jones said. The Cowboys have flirted with several top quarterbacks in the pre-draft process, but with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz expected to go 1-2, Dallas will likely focus on finding a developmental backup in the middle rounds. Romo broke his collarbone twice last season, limiting him to just four appearances. He turned 36 this week.
Apr 25 - 7:16 PM

Tony Romo said he is already "throwing fully" following March surgery on his left collarbone.

Romo underwent a "Mumford procedure" on his thrice-broken left collarbone in early March. The operation is expected to help prevent the bone from breaking again. "I can throw fully," Romo said. "I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks." The Cowboys will likely limit him in the offseason program, but Romo will be fully healthy well before training camp.
Apr 16 - 11:23 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said drafting a quarterback with the fourth overall pick could be "problematic."

There's been speculation Dallas could draft a quarterback at No. 4, but Jones doesn't see that as a top priority with Tony Romo under contract for the next four years. "If [Romo] plays uninterrupted then you've got a problem if you've picked quarterback this year because you don't know what you got really at a time when he may be entering the markets," said Jones. The scenario Jones is describing played out this offseason when the Texans invested $72 million into unproven Brock Osweiler. Drafting a QB with the fourth pick probably isn't realistic now that quarterback-needy Los Angeles has the No. 1 pick. For what it's worth, the Cowboys are bringing Cal QB Jared Goff in for a visit this weekend.
Apr 15 - 2:09 PM

The Cowboys are hosting the Redskins for their annual Thanksgiving game.

Detroit hosts the Vikings in its annual 12:30 ET matinee. For the night game, Pittsburgh is traveling to Indianapolis.
Apr 14 - 8:11 PM

Tony Romo (collarbone) tweeted he is "looking forward to OTAs and a full offseason."

Romo underwent surgery on his troublesome collarbone in early March, but he has "healed up nicely." He obviously plans to participate in at least some of the offseason program, but the Cowboys will likely limit him until training camp. Romo has broken his left collarbone three times including twice last season, but this surgery will reportedly make it less likely he breaks the bone again. He turns 36 next month.
Mar 31 - 10:08 AM

Tony Romo is undergoing surgery on his left collarbone Tuesday.

Romo is undergoing a "Mumford procedure." He's shaving down, or perhaps even removing a piece, of his left collarbone in hopes of reducing the odds of future breaks. Romo has broken his left collarbone three times as an NFLer. He'll supposedly be ready for OTAs in May, but we'd expect the Cowboys to keep the training wheels on until training camp. His official rehab timeline is 6-8 weeks.
Mar 8 - 1:17 PM

The Dallas Morning News reports Tony Romo plans to undergo a Mumford procedure on his left collarbone next week.

Romo himself said differently last week, but a CT scan in the interim reportedly revealed the Mumford procedure is the best option. The procedure will shave or remove a portion of his collarbone in order to lower the chance he will break the bone again moving forward. The recovery timetable for the procedure is six-to-eight weeks. Romo should be 100 percent well before training camp.
Mar 5 - 10:45 AM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Tony Romo is likely to have a plate surgically implanted in his left collarbone.

It's the same collarbone Romo broke twice during the regular season. Romo will go for a CT scan this week and should have surgery within the next two weeks. He expects to be ready for OTAs in May and June. Romo has had durability issues throughout his career but it doesn't look like the Cowboys will draft his successor with the No. 4 pick.
Feb 28 - 11:59 AM

Owner Jerry Jones expects Tony Romo to remain the starter for the next 4-5 years.

It suggests Dallas won't draft a quarterback with the No. 4 pick. The Cowboys have consistently said Romo will be with the team for multiple years despite his durability issues. Romo is signed through 2020, his age-40 season.
Feb 27 - 7:19 PM

Tony Romo said he is leaning towards having surgery to insert a plate over his left collarbone.

Romo has broken his left collarbone three times since 2010 including twice last season. He hopes the surgery will prevent the bone from breaking next time he lands awkwardly on his shoulder. The surgery could help, but going on 36, Romo's health can no longer be taken for granted. The Cowboys have to find a capable backup this offseason. Romo should be ready for training camp even if he decides to go under the knife.
Feb 27 - 10:29 AM

The Dallas Morning News reports Tony Romo is "leaning" toward undergoing surgery on his left collarbone.

It appears Romo will undergo a "Mumford procedure," where a portion of his clavicle is "shaved off or removed." Romo has broken his left collarbone three times since 2010. Romo, who turns 36 in April, will likely miss a big chunk of the offseason program. Finding either Romo's heir apparent or a competent backup should be a priority for Big D.
Feb 23 - 3:46 PM

Tony Romo (broken collarbone) will not have surgery for at least a month.

Romo still has not decided if he will go under the knife. If he does have surgery, the type of procedure will depend on how his collarbone heals in the next month. Romo may have a plate inserted if the bone does not heal properly, or he could have part of the clavicle shaved off to reduce discomfort where the clavicle meets the shoulder. Both surgeries have a 6-8 week recovery timetable. Romo will likely be limited throughout the offseason program, but he will be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Feb 4 - 11:44 AM

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