Tony Romo Fantasy News

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.

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Tony Romo looks to be ahead of schedule
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8:30pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

The Cowboys continue to insist there are no worries when it comes to Tony Romo’s rehabilitation from back surgery for a herniated disk.

“He is ahead of where we expected him to be,’’ owner Jerry Jones said.

Fantasy Impact:

The plan is for Romo to take part in organized team activities in at least a limited capacity, something he was unable to do last year after having a cyst removed from a different area of his back. Those sessions begin April 21. Jones added that Romo is performing the throwing motion, but has yet to actually throw. Still, things look good and we have Romo ranked as a higher-end QB2 at this point in the offseason. Things look a little brighter with new passing coordinator Scott Linehan coming over from Detroit, too. Romo could be a nice, later-round grab in fantasy drafts.

'No setbacks' for Tony Romo after back surgery
Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:06pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Cowboys QB Tony Romo gave ESPN’s Rece Davis an update on how his back is progressing. Romo had surgery in December to repair a herniated disk.

“It’s going good,” Romo said. “We’re getting close now. Usually it takes three months, it’s just normal kind of roundabout date that they give you and we’re right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. [My surgery] was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly.”

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 'ecstatic' about Scott Linehan hire
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:40am

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

One year after getting Peyton Manning-like input into the offense and personnel decisions, Romo is expected to be even more involved and have more power in the offense under Linehan.

“Yes. He’ll have more (power),” owner Jerry Jones said. “I am just answering his question. How and where and what it has to do with depends on how comfortable he is. Romo was a tremendous supporter of Bill Callahan (last season’s play caller). He was absolutely ecstatic over us getting Scott Linehan. He had serious discussions with Detroit’s quarterback (Matt Stafford) and got a great feel for Linehan’s imagination and what Linehan does to maximize skills in the individual players and his flexibility of coming up with schemes within schemes within the base or rules of an offense. Having said all of that, the most excited guy in the organization was Tony Romo to have the prospect of getting Linehan. And so they will be locked at the hip.”

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Tony Romo (back) has made 'excellent progress'
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:29am

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has made excellent progress and will soon move into the next stage of his rehabilitation, sources said.

The Cowboys quarterback had surgery to relieve the pressure of a herniated disk on Dec. 27, two days before the team ended the regular season with a loss to Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact:

Romo should be a nice value in fantasy drafts due to the depth at the position.

Cowboys hire Scott Linehan as OC
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 10:36am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cowboys are going to hire former Lions OC Scott Linehan on their staff to calls plays, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Linehan's offenses in Detroit were pass-happy, so this is a strange hire from the standpoint that the biggest criticism of the Dallas offense in 2013 is that they didn't run DeMarco Murray enough. The hire is good news for Tony Romo owners as it looks like he'll be passing early and often in 2014. Linehan took the Lions from 26th in yards gained in his first season as OC (2009) to three consecutive top 6 seasons from 2011 to 2013.

Tony Romo 'doing well' after back surgery
Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:29pm

Brandon George, Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said been in frequent contact with Tony Romo and he's doing well. He said he expects him to do something in off-season.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 7:50pm

Cowboys Inactives
Tony Romo QB
B.W. Webb CB
Jakar Hamilton S
Sean Lee LB
Ernie Sims LB
Martez Wilson DL
Darrion Weems OL

Fantasy Impact:

Kyle Orton will start at QB.

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Tony Romo undergoes back surgery, out for Week 17
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:26am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett just told reporters that quarterback Tony Romo had back surgery this morning, and will be placed on injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

It's official, Kyle Orton will start for the Cowboys against the Eagles.

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Tony Romo (back) 'only slightly improved'
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:17am

Ed Werder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys QB Tony Romo's back is only slightly improved since epidural injection and treatment. Didn't practice, attend team meeting or game-plan session.

Fantasy Impact:

Consider Romo very doubtful for Week 17. Kyle Orton is a capable backup, but this is a small downgrade for Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.

Report: Tony Romo out for rest of season
Monday, December 23, 2013, 4:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.

Romo has a herniated disk in the lumbar region and needs to have surgery, a source told ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

Dr. Michael Kaplan, who has not evaluated Romo, said an operation for an injury of this nature is 95 percent predictable with a three to four month recovery.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a huge blow to the Cowboys who have a Week 17 showdown with Eagles to determine the NFC East title. Kyle Orton would start this week and could still be a decent option against the Eagles defense, which was bad against the Vikes in Week 15 but great against the Bears in Week 16. He's only attempted 15 passes while with the Cowboys the last two years, though. From 2008-2010, Orton threw 59 TDs in 44 games with the Bears and Broncos. Also worth noting is HC Jason Garrett said no decision on Romo has been made, he's day-to-day and will receive treatment this week.

Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:58am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It appears the Minnesota Vikings will have the same quarterback for the third straight game for just the second time this year when they face the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. And both times the Vikings have had that much consistency at quarterback, the starter has been Christian Ponder.

Coach Leslie Frazier said after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that "I don't see why we would make a change" before Thursday's game. Ponder went 25-for-37 for 236 yards on Sunday, throwing a 31-yard touchdown to Kyle Rudolph and running for another one, posting his highest QB Rating of the year (70.3). But he was hit as he threw a fourth-quarter interception, fumbled in the end zone as he was sacked and missed Greg Jennings on a deep shot after A.J. Jefferson intercepted Tony Romo with 4:29 left.

Fantasy Impact:

HC Leslie Frazier said he didn't see why he would make a change away from Ponder. The Vikes play Thursday night this week. Ponder was 25-for-37 for 236 yards with a passing and running TD. As the story points out, he also threw a pick, fumbled in the end zone and missed Greg Jennings on a deep ball late in the game.

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