Romo had X-rays to check the progress of his L1 vertebrae fracture last week, The Dallas Morning News reports. Romo's X-rays were simply done to see how his recovery was going and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said everything was on track afterward. Although Jones was unsure when Romo would take the next step in his rehab, Romo's initial 6-to-10 week timetable still appears to be in effect. While Romo continues to nurse his injured back, rookie Dak Prescott will keep Dallas' starting quarterback position.
Romo (back) will undergo testing over the next few days as the Cowboys try to determine whether he'll start the season on injured reserve, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. It was reported Sunday that Romo will stay on the 53-man roster, but that's apparently no longer a sure thing. If he is in fact placed on injured reserve, the 36-year-old quarterback wouldn't be eligible to practice until Week 7 or play in a game until Week 9. Given his timetable of 8-10 weeks, there's seemingly some chance Romo could return before Week 9, which probably makes it worthwhile to keep him on the roster. With the Cowboys on bye in Week 7, a return for Week 8 against Philadelphia makes for a reasonable target. In the meantime, Dak Prescott will enter Week 1 as the starting quarterback, with Mark Sanchez serving as his backup and Jameill Showers on the practice squad.
Romo (back) will stay on the active roster to start the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. There was some thought Romo might be placed on injured reserve, as the new rules allow each team to bring one player back from IR anytime after the first six weeks of its season. While his 8-10 week timetable suggests Romo is unlikely to return before that point, the Cowboys apparently haven't given up hope he could be back before Week 8. The team has a Week 7 bye, making Week 8 (against the Eagles) a more realistic target for Romo's return. While not slated for surgery, Romo reportedly won't be cleared to play until his fracture heals completely.
Romo (back) was not placed on IR to make room for the newly signed Mark Sanchez on Sunday, as the Cowboys elected to waive Jameill Showers instead, The Dallas Morning News reports. This doesn't necessarily mean Romo will begin the year on the 53-man roster, as the club could still need that spot if they sign another player, but it's at least a sign that the Cowboys haven't completely given up on the idea of getting him back in the lineup somewhat earlier than the current 8-10 week timetable for his recovery would suggest. Whether or not that's just wishful thinking on the part of the front office remains to be seen, however.
Romo (back) is expected to take 8-to-10 weeks as opposed to the originally projected 6-to-10 weeks, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports. The alteration of Romo's timeline makes it more likely that he ends up on IR/designated to return to begin the season. The reason for the change is that the fracture in his vertebrae must completely heal before he can play again, as opposed to him being able to play through it as he did with his back injury in 2014. If placed on IR, he'll miss at least half the season, which means that rookie quarterback Dak Prescott would see even more time than already projected.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||@San Francisco 49ers||21||21.67|
|6||10/16||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.33|
|14||12/12||@New York Giants||11||16.00|
|15||12/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||25.33|
|3 Year Avg||66.8||2806||23||9||37||0||244|