Tony Romo Fantasy News
Tony Romo has minor back surgery
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:10am
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will be held out of organized team activities the next three weeks as he recovers from a minor procedure to remove a cyst from his back, but the quarterback is optimistic he will be cleared to take part in the Cowboys mini-camp next month.
There is absolutely no question about his health for the start of training camp in July.
This doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about. Fantasy owners should still be able to get Romo as the 11th or 12th QB off the board in the 7th-9th rounds in August.
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RG3 confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:57pm
“You always want people holding you back,” Redskins QB Robert Griffin III told host Larry Michael on Wednesday’s program, referring to the team’s medical staff needing to limit how hard he pushes himself during rehab sessions. “You don’t ever want to have people pushing you forward.”
Although Griffin did not specifically address where he is in the rehabilitation process, he confirmed recent reports from surgeon James Andrews and Coach Mike Shanahan that his recovery is progressing well and that he’s well ahead of schedule.
“That’s what they’re doing right now; they’re holding me back from doing certain things because I feel like I’m ready, my body might feel like it’s ready, but according to the timetable, I’m not ready,” he said.
Griffin had the ACL, LCL and meniscus in his right knee repaired by Andrews on Jan. 9.
QB is already deep, but if RG3 is good to go for Week 1, watch out. Tony Romo figures to be our QB12 in that scenario and he was drafted QB6-QB7 from 2009-2011.
Dallas signs Tony Romo to a six-year extension
Friday, March 29, 2013, 4:34pm
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Cowboys and Romo have agreed to a six-year, $108 million contract extension with $55 million in guarantees, according to a source involved in the process. The deal makes Romo the highest-paid player in franchise history.
The Cowboys had been talking with Romo's camp off and on after hoping to ink the 32-year-old passer to an extension last summer.
This is good news for the Dallas receiving corps -- namely Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Given all the depth at QB, Romo figures to be available in the 7th or 8th round in fantasy drafts. Current drafts have him going 8.04, so he should represent good value as the 11th or 12th QB off the board. On a per game basis, Romo has finished in the top 12 in six straight seasons.
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:27pm
“Tony is so much on the page with us,” Jones said on the NFL Network. “He’s naturally a glass half-full guy, so he’s fired up about what we can do. I’ll tell you this, I really would hate to be sitting here talking about getting better, and starting fresh at quarterback and not having Romo. He’s a big part of what we got to go with. He gets criticized and I always say, ‘Good, now tell me who you want me to have there at quarterback? Go pick that guy for me for the next game. Go get a better one right now.’ Do they just come out here and you can just take one home with you?”
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 11:58am
The Cowboys’ desire to sign quarterback Tony Romo to a long-term contract extension this off-season hasn’t changed despite his three interceptions Sunday night in a do-or-die loss at Washington.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t specifically address Romo’s contract status Monday, but he did fully support his quarterback.
Romo is under contract in 2013. The Cowboys tried to sign him to a long-term contract extension during the season, but Romo asked to table the talks until after the season to concentrate on football.
Monday, December 31, 2012, 1:14pm
Receiver Dez Bryant suffered severe lower back spasms that forced him to leave the game in the fourth quarter. Bryant, who was not available to the media after the game, had to be helped into the showers and left the stadium in a wheelchair.
Receiver Miles Austin suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter. He attempted to play after halftime but left the game during the opening series of the third quarter.
Injury Report for WNF: Cowboys @ Giants
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 5:28pm
S Matt Johnson (hamstring), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle)
S Danny McCray (neck), TE Jason Witten (abdomen)
WR Andre Holmes (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), LB Kyle Wilber (thumb)
New York Giants
CB Prince Amukamara (ankle), DT Marvin Austin (back), T James Brewer (back)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (hand)
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is not expected to play. John Phillips will likely get the start. Miles Austin and Dez Bryant are probable after taking full practice reps this week, which is good news for QB Tony Romo. For the Giants, Hakeem Nicks is questionable after taking limited reps all week, but is expected to play. Ahmad Bradshaw is probable and has been practicing fully.
Jason Witten doubtful to play in Week 1
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 1:41pm
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is now doubtful to play with the lacerated spleen injury. Witten visited the doctor Tuesday morning for a scheduled checkup. He is still expected to make the trip to New York.
Monday, August 20, 2012, 3:27pm
Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI after suffering a knee injury during practice Monday, according to the team’s web site.
With No. 1 wideout Miles Austin sidelined for the rest of the preseason with a hamstring injury that’s already kept him out of most of camp and the first two exhibition games, the Cowboys can ill afford to lose Bryant.
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:43am
Austin missed much of training camp last year due to hamstring strains and was out for all or part of eight regular season games, never quite running with his usual burst. He has been out since last week with another hamstring injury and is unlikely to play in Monday’s preseason opener.
While the seemingly repetitive nature of the injuries is a red flag, Austin promises that he isn’t stressing about the latest injury, which has been classified only as tightness.
Austin battled hamstring strains throughout last season and it certainly impacted his play. The injury may very well be minor, but it's certainly a concern, especially for quarterback Tony Romo who doesn't enjoy a lot of depth at the WR position.
Monday, July 16, 2012, 7:07pm
Josh Ellis broke down the Cowboys quarterback situation:
Tony Romo: Another career season for Romo only yielded eight wins for the Cowboys in 2011. It's not at all out of the question for him to put up even better numbers in 2012, but can the team capitalize?
Stephen McGee: There doesn't appear to be much of an upside to keeping McGee, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Could he net a draft pick via trade?
Rudy Carpenter: If McGee is jettisoned, the club will want keep a third QB on the practice squad. Though he's been a pro for three years already, Carpenter is still eligible.
Monday, June 18, 2012, 11:41am
Should Cowboys QB Tony Romo's power of prediction turn out correct on WR Dez Bryant, his own job will be a whole lot easier in 2012. Entering his third NFL season, Bryant has pleased the Cowboys front office and coaching staff with his improved conditioning and production during organized team activities and mini-camp. Romo was recently asked for his personal assessment of the 23-year-old wide receiver and responded by saying he can see that Bryant is consistently getting better. "He just keeps improving and improving. He's a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better," Romo said. ... "The guys that really want to be great and have that ability to be great, you can't have enough of those guys," Romo added. "And we got a few of them."
Sunday, April 8, 2012, 5:24pm
The Chiefs have Cassel, Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi at quarterback, making it one of the thinnest positions on their roster. Cassel missed the last half of last season because of a broken hand and is still trying to establish himself as a dependable NFL starter. Quinn is a former first-round pick, but the Broncos thought so little of him that he didn’t play in a game in his two seasons in Denver. Stanzi was a fifth-round draft pick last year and didn’t play as a rookie.
Because their roster is so complete, the Chiefs believe they have built a team that can reasonably compete for the AFC West championship for the foreseeable future. If that vision comes true, they won’t be in position again to draft a franchise-type quarterback for years.
All of that makes for a perfect storm when it comes to drafting a quarterback, and the Chiefs appear to be at least examining the possibility. They met with Tannehill at the combine and he said he had a private workout for them last week.
“He has everything you look for,” ESPN analyst Todd McShay said recently. “He belongs in the top 10 and has a chance to be an elite quarterback in the NFL.
The Chiefs haven’t seemed sold on Cassel during the offseason. At the least, they’re giving off mixed signals.
“That consistency … I think that’s the biggest thing with Matt,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “I think he’s excited about this year, about having Brian Daboll as our offensive coordinator, because he knows Brian and he knows the system Brian brings, and I’ve talked to Matt several times in the offseason and … he’s ready to go to work. He can’t wait for April 16th (start of the Chiefs’ offseason program) to get here so he can start getting into the playbook.
“If he can develop that consistency like we had part of the time in 2010, where we weren’t turning the ball over — we were moving the ball offensively and we were scoring some points — if we can get back to that, that’s what I’m looking for from him.”
The Chiefs started the offseason by saying they intended to find competition for Cassel, then watched as their best possibility for that, Kyle Orton, left as a free-agent for Dallas, where he will back up Tony Romo.
They settled instead for Quinn, but there’s still room for another quarterback, particularly one with Tannehill’s potential.
Jaguars sign Laurent Robinson to five-year deal
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:41pm
Robinson was one of the most surprising stories of 2011. After playing in just nine games in the 2008 and 2009 seasons due to injury, and catching just 34 passes in 14 games in 2010, Robinson joined the Cowboys and caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 TDs in 14 games, including 40-625-11 over the last 10 weeks. Those 128.5 fantasy points are the fourth-most amongst all WRs over that span. He has great speed and quickly developed a nice rapport with Tony Romo when Miles Austin missed time due to injury. He may not thrive as the Jaguars' WR1, but if they can bring in another playmaker on the other side, he should produce...assuming Blaine Gabbert can deliver the ball.
Kyle Orton signs three-year deal with Cowboys
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 1:23pm
It's interesting that Orton didn't sign with a team where he'd have an opportunity to compete for a starting job. He'll back up Tony Romo in one of the most potent passing games in the league.