Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:57pm
Romo answered repeated questions on his health and arm strength in the wake of the team’s 26-10 victory over Tennessee.
“Listen, I’m telling you guys, the reason I’m excited is because of the way I’m throwing the football,’’ Romo said. “Physically just piercing it when I want to.
“I can throw it better than I ever have. The rest of it is part of the game and footwork and your hips. Did you find the guy at the right time, or are you working here and throwing it over there so it’s like you don’t get anything on it?’’
Romo concedes the subtle aspects of his set-up and delivery are coming along slowly since his back surgery nearly nine months ago. But he said he feels better with each week that goes by and is throwing the ball well down the field.
He said this even though he had only one completion that went for more than 20 yards against the Titans. While he had no interceptions, a sideline out to Jason Witten near the end of the first half would have been intercepted if the tight end hadn’t knocked the ball away from safety Bernard Pollard.
The Cowboys are fortunate enough to be riding the hot hand of RB DeMarco Murray who went over 100 yards both weeks of the season so far. With another favorable rushing matchup Week 3 for the Cowboys, expect more of the same. Things will start to get more difficult, however. Despite the talent around him, Romo has only put up very average fantasy numbers.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Romo is a go for a not-so-great matchup with the Titans. He didn’t play well in Week 1, so his owners are hoping for a bounce back in Week 2. We’re not terribly optimistic that will happen, though Dez Bryant remains a must-start.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Williams is good to go for a matchup with the Titans. We have him ranked as a fringe WR3 due concerns about Tony Romo and the Dallas passing attack.
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:38pm
Q - It seemed that a bunch of Romo's passes on Sunday were lofted and lacked the zip of his past years. He was not setting his feet before these throws, are his mechanics are back yet?
Bryan Broaddus: The best example of that was the third down throw across the middle to Cole Beasley late in the game. It’s a throw that Romo has made a hundred times, but in this case his left foot was wide open, as were his hips. His momentum was all going to the left trying to make a throw that required him to be square to the target. He tried to throw the ball by flipping it and it was way too high. What was strange about his game is that if you look at the early throws to Williams and Bryant on the slants he was right where he needed to be.
David Helman: Jerry Jones talked about this a bit on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday. He pointed out that Romo’s longest gain of the day, a 57-yarder to Dwayne Harris, came on a “duck” of a throw. This raises some pretty obvious questions about whether Romo is rusty after a limited preseason, or if he is still feeling the effects of his back injury. He made accurate throws during training camp. But it’s something to keep an eye on.
Romo did struggle at times but it was a tough start going against the 49ers defense. Dallas gets another tough test against the Titans defense that looked good against the Chiefs. Romo has a lot of talent to work with but he may be a classic wait-and-see QB candidate at this point until he shakes off what many hope is just rust.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm
Romo's back is a concern and it's underlined by Gosselin's comments about how he's been moving in practice. If Romo goes down, Brandon Weeden would be a decent stopgap option in Scott Linehan's offense.
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo hasn’t practiced more than two consecutive days since training camp began.
That’s about to change. Romo practiced Monday. The players are off Tuesday. But head coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates the quarterback will practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the Cowboys prepare for their regular season opener with San Francisco.
“We anticipate a full week of practice,’’ Garrett said. “But again, we’ll monitor how he does with the work we give him.’’
Garrett reiterated that he believes Romo has looked more like himself over the last two weeks as he puts more distance between himself and offseason back surgery. Romo ranks 13th on our QB list and also has a tough fantasy matchup against the 49ers. If you have a better play it may be best to go that direction.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:12pm
Romo went through individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media.
Romo will not play Thursday against the Denver Broncos, and the Cowboys won't have a full practice again until Saturday as they up their preparation for the Sept. 7 opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:57pm
Romo and the starters had five possessions in the first half of Saturday’s game, a 25-20 loss to the Dolphins. They gained 110 yards, punted three times and came away with two long field goals from Dan Bailey to take a 6-3 lead into the locker room against a team not considered a defensive juggernaut. Romo was 10 of 18 for 87 yards.
Romo is not expected to play in Thursday's game in AT&T Stadium. As the final of the Cowboys' four preseason matchups, the tuneup against the Broncos isn't expected to feature veteran starters in the lineup.
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:15pm
The first-string wave of Dallas OL Tyron Smith, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Doug Free weren't able to shield a post-surgery Tony Romo from three first-half sacks on a night that saw the 34-year-old passer finish 10 of 18 for just 87 yards.
"That concerned me," team owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, per The Dallas Morning News. "Not because of being able to correct what it takes to block them, but it just concerned me that he was taking those sacks."
Said Jones of his line: "They're a strength, but it shows that they've got some more work to do."
There are a lot of questions about Romo being able to stay healthy this year coming off back surgery, but if the O-line can't keep him upright it's not going to help Romo's chances of making it through the season. He's a great QB2 option until we can see how his back holds up, and if he can stay healthy he has potential to be a QB1 this season.
Quarterback Tony Romo never practiced more than two consecutive days while the team was in Oxnard for training camp.
He will follow that routine this week. Romo didn’t practice Wednesday but is expected to return Thursday.
Head coach Jason Garrett indicated that routine will change once the regular season is underway.
“Again, that’s a couple, three weeks out,’’ Garrett said. “We do anticipate him being able to handle the load of a work week leading up to the game.
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.
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