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Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said Friday that Tony Romo (back) is "very questionable" for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Romo didn't practice all week, but the Cowboys are holding out hope he can play and calling him a game-time decision. Brandon Weeden took all the first-team reps in practice and will start if Romo is ruled out.
Oct 31 - 5:39 PM

Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable for Week 9 versus Arizona.

He missed a third straight practice on Friday. The fact that playcaller Scott Linehan sounded pessimistic about Romo's chances of playing after practice indicates Romo is on the doubtful side of his "Q" tag, but the Cowboys claim the decision will go down to game time. Regardless of which quarterback is under center, expect Dallas to lean heavily on its rushing attack against the Cards.
Oct 31 - 3:17 PM

The Cowboys plan to move Sean Lee to weak-side linebacker in 2015.

On injured reserve with a torn left ACL, Lee is expected to be ready for training camp next summer. He will play "Will 'backer" in Rod Marinelli's defense after spending his first four seasons in the middle. The Cowboys will hope Rolando McClain continues to solidify himself as a legitimate starting Mike 'backer.
Oct 31 - 3:09 PM

Cowboys playcaller Scott Linehan acknowledged Friday that "it's rare" for a quarterback to play after missing an entire week of practice.

Tony Romo (back), of course, missed the entire week of practice. We were quite surprised when Jerry Jones essentially put the onus on Romo to play, deeming his availability a matter of "pain tolerance." Romo is a 34-year-old human being who's undergone two major back surgeries within the last two years. The chances appear to be rising that Brandon Weeden will start versus Arizona. Stay tuned for updates into Sunday morning.
Oct 31 - 1:16 PM

Tony Romo (back) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Coach Jason Garrett continues to say Romo will be a literal game-time decision. The Cowboys will see how Romo feels in pregame warm-ups and make a call then. It's all about pain tolerance for Romo, who will wear extra padding if he plays.
Oct 31 - 12:11 PM

Tony Romo (back) will wear extra padding if he's active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

It's something Romo has done often in the past as he's battled through all manner of ailments. Romo has yet to practice this week, and it's unclear if he'll do so on Friday. Another missed practice won't necessarily mean he won't suit up against Arizona, but it will leave him as a game-time decision, at best.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 5:53 PM

Cowboys SLB Bruce Carter will play through a broken left ring finger.

He suffered the injury in practice. Carter just returned from a three-week absence related to a quad issue. His health has taken on increased importance with Justin Durant (biceps) out for the season.
Oct 30 - 3:21 PM

Coach Jason Garrett said Thursday he's "certainly" optimistic Tony Romo (back) can play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Romo did not participate in the Thursday morning walkthrough and is unlikely to practice much -- if at all - this week. However, he doesn't have any structural damage in his back and we've seen him play through all kinds of pain before, often taking pre-game injections. Ultimately, owners should expect a game-time call ahead of the 1pm ET matchup against a leaky Cardinals secondary.
Oct 30 - 11:42 AM

Cowboys placed SLB Justin Durant on injured reserve with a torn right bicep, ending his season.

Durant was hurt on Monday night against the Redskins. It's a big loss for a defense already searching for more talent. The Cowboys signed veteran LB Tim Dobbins to take Durant's roster spot. Rookie LB Anthony Hitchens will be tasked with strong-side duties. Durant is set to be a free agent in March.
Oct 29 - 12:31 PM

Tony Romo (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

Not a surprise. Romo likely won't practice at all this week with the Cowboys calling him day-to-day with his back contusion. Romo is already shaping up as a full-blown game-time decision for Week 9 against the Cardinals. Jerry Jones has said Romo's status will be determined on how much pain Romo can handle.
Oct 29 - 12:25 PM

Cowboys signed LB Tim Dobbins.

The Cowboys lost SLB Justin Durant for the season after he tore his bicep on Monday night. Dobbins, 32 in December, has 110 career games of experience across eight seasons. He spent parts of the previous two seasons with Houston.
Oct 29 - 11:39 AM

Suspended Cowboys DT Josh Brent still needs to lose weight.

Brent was reinstated into the league ahead of Week 1 and immediately slapped with a 10-game suspension. He's eligible to begin practicing next week, and can start playing Week 12. However, he's not guaranteed to play then because he's not yet in shape. Brent could provide a boost in run defense.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 29 - 10:31 AM

Jerry Jones said Tony Romo's Week 9 status will be based on "pain tolerance," and Romo could be a "game-time decision."

Early Wednesday, ESPN's Ed Werder passed along an "emerging possibility" that Romo "will miss time," perhaps 1-2 games. At this point, the Cowboys don't know if Romo will be available to play against the Cardinals. We'd consider Romo very likely to sit out all of the practice week, with Brandon Weeden taking the first-team reps. Fantasy owners should have quarterback alternatives in place. The 6-2 Cowboys can't afford to take chances with Romo.
Oct 29 - 9:46 AM

Profootballtalk reports Tony Romo (back) "remains in doubt" for Week 9 against the Cardinals.

After an optimistic start to the week with the Cowboys saying Romo is dealing with a mere "back contusion" and negative X-rays, reports have become less glowing. While Romo's injury isn't considered severe, now that the pain killers have worn off, Romo is very likely quite sore. NFL Network's Albert Breer adds Romo is "no sure thing" for Week 9, and the Cowboys are taking a "day-to-day approach". Brandon Weeden would get the start if Romo can't play.
Oct 29 - 8:28 AM

Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas is "told" Tony Romo is "questionable at best" to play in Week 9 against the Cardinals after suffering a back injury in Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

Romo was in so much pain Monday night that he is likely very sore early this week, and could miss all three Cowboys practices. Per Fitzsimmons, Romo's "season is not in jeopardy," but missing Week 9 is a real possibility. The Cowboys are 6-2 and can't afford to a setback that would cost their quarterback significant time. If Romo were unable to go, the Cowboys would start Brandon Weeden and likely ride their already high-volume running game relentlessly. We'll have updates on Romo's outlook throughout the week.
Oct 28 - 11:28 PM


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