Tony Romo Fantasy News

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:36am

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Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley had a good first day in pads. The defense could not stay with him in the slot. His best catch came after QB Tony Romo had to throw around linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Beasley was able to adjust and make a diving catch.

Fantasy Impact:
Beasley is battling for the slot job but he's only ranked 77th on our list. Given how much the Cowboys pass, and want to pass, his value would likely still only come in deeper formats.

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Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:32am

Sports Day DFW - [Full Article]

Despite all the talk about all eyes on Tony Romo early in training camp practices, the Dallas Cowboys won’t really know how far along their franchise quarterback is after two back surgeries until he takes his first big hit in a preseason game. Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said that will be Romo’s true test before the regular season kicks off Sept. 7 against San Francisco. “That’s exactly right,” Wilson said. “Right now we’re just seeing if he can throw in all the drills and not have any soreness the next day and continually build on that and the next step after that would obviously be if he could take a hit.” Wilson said Romo was “a little sore” going into his first training camp practice Thursday after running with the team Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:
Romo has finished in the top 11 in six of the last seven seasons, but the back injury is worrisome. Fortunately, his ADP (9.08 currently) makes him a relatively cheap player to add on draft day. If he stays healthy, he has top 10 potential.

Tony Romo (back) expected to be full participant in camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:41pm

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Jason Garrett says Tony Romo hasn’t suffered any setbacks and expects the Dallas Cowboys’ franchise quarterback to be a full participant during Thursday’s first practice of training camp. Romo was limited during all of mini camp and organized team activities after having back surgery in December.

Fantasy Impact:
Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas over that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co. Hopefully that back holds up.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:05pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys plan to release backup quarterback Kyle Orton, a source tells SportsDay's Brandon George. If he had decided to retire, Orton would've had to repay $3 million of a $5 million signing bonus. Since he's being cut, he will not be forced to pay the club back. Orton was fined nearly $70,000 for skipping all of the team's minicamp workouts.

Fantasy Impact:
When the Cowboys signed quarterback Brandon Weeden on March 17, it was thought to be more or less as an insurance policy because Orton was unsure if he wanted to continue playing pro football, the story said. With Orton on the roster, Weeden would have been the No. 3 quarterback. Now, Weeden will go into training camp as Tony Romo's backup, although Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughan will also compete for the job.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:45pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Fascinatingly, the Dallas Cowboys' backup quarterback situation has become a hot topic this offseason. Kyle Orton skipped all offseason work and is seriously considering retiring -- though it would cost him millions of dollars -- even as the Cowboys continually hope he returns to back up Tony Romo. In the meantime Brandon Weeden is caught in the middle like a seat filler at an awards show. The former first-round pick is preparing for the No. 2 role regardless of whether or not he'll end up sitting there in 2014. "I'm going to go about my business the same way," Weeden recently told the team's official website. "I haven't met Kyle, so I can't really speak on it, but whatever he decides to do -- it's kind of out of my control. So what I'm worried about is, if I'm running with the twos out there, do my job to make the twos better. I want to make the team better any way I can, so it doesn't change my mindset or the way I feel about it."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:18pm

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams showed last year the game isn't too big for him. He was able to make big plays in big moments. With Dez Bryant on the other side and Jason Witten expected to line up mostly on his side, Williams will have the chance to make plays. Tony Romo will not be afraid to come after him. Some believe he will be a breakout player on this offense in part because of the attention Bryant and Witten will receive. He doesn't have great speed, but he still averaged 16.7 yards per catch. When he gets rolling, he is difficult to stop. He has the tools to be a 1,000-yard receiver, but he doesn't need to have 1,000 yards for the offense to be successful.

Fantasy Impact:
The WR2 spot looks like it's Williams' to lose. He was impressive last year, especially when Miles Austin was injured, putting up #12 WR numbers from Weeks 4-10 until Austin returned. We rank him 32nd and project him for just under 1,000 yards. His ADP is the 9th round and we think he's at least high-end WR3 material. Rookie Devin Street is the team's only other true outside WR.

Monday, July 7, 2014, 8:15pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, rehabbing from back surgery has become a familiar process. He had to do it in 2013, when he missed all of OTAs and minicamp while making his way back from a late-spring operation, and he’s had to do it again this year after the injury that forced him to miss Week 17 last season. Romo was able to do some limited work in the offseason program this year, which has left him well ahead of where he was the first time around. “Miles ahead of last year,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t think they’re comparable. I think last year I was just starting around this point so this year I’ve had whatever months to kind of get myself into feeling like I can go. Now it’s going to be more perfecting as opposed to just trying to hammer everything out in four weeks, three weeks.”

Fantasy Impact:
Romo is ranked 12th among our QBs and presents pretty good value at the position for the 8th round. We project him for over 30 passing TDs, which is higher than seven QBs ahead of him on our list. If you plan to wait, and wait some more at QB, Romo is a guy to target midway through your draft, assuming he stays on track.

Monday, July 7, 2014, 4:04pm

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Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick likes to please. He especially likes to please his quarterback, Tony Romo. As Frederick enters his second season with the Cowboys, he has one goal. “I’m going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line,” he said. “Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that’s going to take one thing off his plate and that’s going to help the team as a whole.” Part of Romo’s responsibility is setting the protections with calling out the middle linebacker. The offensive line follows the assignment. If Frederick can take that responsibility away from Romo, then Romo can worry more about the coverage. When Romo and Frederick watch film of practices or games, they discuss what worked and didn’t work, what they might do differently the next time. “I think what really has helped is going through the season last year,” Frederick said. “It’s literally about situations. You can talk about as many situations as you can think of and still see 50 more. It’s about being in situations and maybe you make a mistake. Maybe last year I’d change the Mike (linebacker call) on something and he would rather have kept it. After it happened, he told me, ‘OK, this is what I would’ve done.’ Now in the next situation I can do it.”

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 8:28am

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ESPN's Stephania Bell on Cowboys QB Tony Romo's back injury: "The protocol following such a procedure is fairly straightforward, and the timetable for return to activity sees the majority of athletes coming back within six months. Romo appears to have made steady progress in his recovery, enough to allow him to participate in light offseason workouts and organized team activities. Both he and the Cowboys anticipate his full participation in training camp. "At this point, there is no reason to think Romo won't be ready to start the season. The biggest concern for the quarterback will be what it has always been: Will he have enough protection against opposing defenses that, given his accumulation of various injuries throughout his career, see an even bigger bull's-eye on his back?"

Tony Romo (back) will continue to be limited in minicamp

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:24am

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Through the organized team activities, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been kept out of competitive drills as well as some individual work as he recovers from December back surgery. With the Cowboys' minicamp starting Tuesday, Romo will continue down the same road. Romo has said recently he expects to be 100 percent within a few weeks, but that time frame comes after the Cowboys' offseason is over. Romo has gone through walkthrough drills with the first-team offense and thrown individual routes with wide receivers, running backs and tight ends. He has not taken a snap in 11-on-11 or 7-on-7 drills. He has also sat out of the quarterback's footwork drills as the team attempts to protect him from jarring motions as much as possible.

Fantasy Impact:
While it's good to hear that Romo expects to be 100 percent soon, he is missing valuable reps in a new offense, and that's a bit concerning. Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas over that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co. Hopefully that back holds up.

Romo: "I could play in a game if I had to."

Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:37pm

Dallas Cowboys - [Full Article]

The Cowboys will continue to ease Tony Romo back into their offseason program, as has been the case since the team reported for voluntary workouts six weeks ago. To hear it from Romo, though, he would be able to suit up if the Cowboys had a game on Sunday. The surgery he underwent on a herniated disc in his back on Dec. 27 is roughly 23 weeks behind him, and Romo said the slow portion of his rehab is as well. “I don’t think it’s slow anymore. I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy – kind of having to not do too much right away,” he said. “But now I’m to a point where you can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to.”

Fantasy Impact:
Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas over that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co. Hopefully that back holds up.

Tony Romo to be limited at OTAs

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 11:53am

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo, 34, will have to work through the final stages of rehab from a discectomy. Romo has taken it slowly in his recovery, working through a limited part of the on-field workouts with coaches the last two weeks, but anticipates doing more during the organized team activities beginning next week. "I'm getting close," Romo said. "We're just going to be smart during the OTAs and have a little bit of a pitch count but we're going to go out there each day and try to do all that we can. The guys are working hard and doing great and I think we're going to be ready."

Fantasy Impact:
Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas over that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co.

Tony Romo (back) doing some throwing

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:38pm

Dallas Cowboys - [Full Article]

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett updated the status of QB Tony Romo, who is still recovering from back surgery. “He’s built up from not being able to do much, to walking around, to doing cardio, to being out on the field,” Garrett said. “We had our first on-the-field session today, we’re in Phase 2 of our offseason program, our teaching sessions. He was on the field for 45 minutes with the other guys – he threw the ball, he dropped back.” The Cowboys’ quarterback prospects have been the subject of plenty of speculation since Romo missed the Cowboys’ season finale at the end of December – especially with the looming possibility of drafting a replacement. It’s not a concern either Garrett or Jones seemed to share, though. “We feel good about Tony’s health, first-hand, medically. His back is everything that we want it to be at this time,” Jones said. “So we feel very strongly about the edge that our quarterback gives us, and it’s a great place to be.”

Fantasy Impact:
Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas over that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co.

Witten: Tony Romo (back) has 'same zip' on passes

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:04am

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Tony Romo’s passes have the same velocity as they always have. That’s what teammate Jason Witten said Tuesday when asked about the Cowboys quarterback who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in December – his second back operation in a span of eight months. “He is throwing good,” said Witten, who co-hosted the Albertsons All-Star Gala at the Hilton Anatole. “I have caught a lot of balls over the years and it’s the same zip, same as always. He looks good.”

Fantasy Impact:
Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas in that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co. He has finished in the top 11 in six of the last seven seasons, and is a threat to do so again in 2014.

Tony Romo expected to participate in OTAs

Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:06am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to participate in the offseason program which starts Monday morning according to a source. Romo missed the final game of the 2013 season to undergo back surgery and is on target in his rehab program.

Fantasy Impact:
The back is the biggest concern for Romo heading into the season. Otherwise, he has good weapons in Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Terrance Williams and the successful Scott Linehan running the offense. He has finished in the top 11 in six of the last seven seasons.