Romo (back) is not participating in Monday's practice, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. Romo wasn't expected to return to practice to start this week, and although he's edging closer to that hurdle, his continued absence Monday isn't surprising. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is anticipated to maintain his starting job for this Sunday's game against the Eagles, but Romo will hope to take the practice field and stake his claim for first-team snaps before long.
Romo (back) likely won't be cleared for practice immediately after the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. On Wednesday morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relayed that the Cowboys will stick with Dak Prescott as their starting quarterback in Week 8 against the Eagles, thereby relegating Romo to backup duties, at best. If Romo doesn't practice to start the week, as expected, he'll likely find himself on the Cowboys' inactive list yet again. During the bye week, Romo will remain at team headquarters and stay involved in the rehab process with an eye toward ramping up his workload. However, in order to take part in "intense" football activities, his core and back must be strengthened, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Romo (back) is not expected to be ready to play until Week 9 at the earliest, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. It was revealed Wednesday that the Cowboys are planning to start Dak Prescott in Week 8, which is an indication that Romo will not be ready to go coming out of the team's Week 7 bye. Romo could be ready to go the following week, but at this point the Cowboys will likely be sure he is back at 100 percent before even considering starting him. Even then, the team could opt to stick with Prescott, who has led the Cowboys to a 5-1 record in Romo's absence while posting a quarterback rating of 114.7 or better in four straight games.
Romo (back) is not expected by coach Jason Garrett to practice over the Cowboys' current bye week, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports. Romo will instead focus on continuing through his rehab while Dallas has a week off. Judging by that news, it seems the earliest Romo could return to practice is when the Cowboys reconvene next week. Even in that case, it'd be unlikely that Romo would play in Week 8 against the Eagles with just a few practices under his belt following such an extended absence. As a result, Dak Prescott figures to have the superior fantasy stock until further notice.
The Cowboys will wait until Romo (back) is 100 percent before making a decision on their starting quarterback, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Dak Prescott's impressive play as a rookie has afforded the Cowboys such a luxury, but Romo's own injury history is certainly playing a role as well. To this point in the season, the team had been targeting a return following the team's Week 7 bye. However, Romo has yet to practice as he deals with swelling in his healing back, so the aforementioned call may not come until Week 9 at the earliest. By any indication, Dallas' brass seems to be contemplating moving forward with Prescott as the No. 1 and Romo in reserve.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|14||12/12||@New York Giants||8||15.14|
|15||12/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||19.67|
|3 Year Avg||66.8||2806||23||9||37||0||244|