In an NFL.com article, Rapoport was quoted as saying Romo "broke a different bone than last time," when he suffered a fracture in 2014.
For now, we're assuming Romo will miss the first eight games - several reports are saying he'll be out 6-10 weeks. Dak Prescott has played well in the preseason, so for now we're not significantly downgrading the other Cowboys skill players. For the record, HC Jason Garrett didn't give a timetable and labeled Romo as day-to-day, according to an NFL.com story. More as this situation develops.
Romo stepped forward in the pocket and escaped pressure to his left while Avril closed from Romo’s backside. Romo began to slide as Avril chased him down and was caught in an awkward position as the two players went to the ground.
Romo immediately reached for his lower back area and was tended to be the Cowboys’ training staff being walking off the field under his own power.
Romo was reportedly asking to go back in the game, so this is probably nothing serious. But it's a reminder of Romo's fragility in recent years.
The Cowboys have opted not to make an addition to their quarterback group following Kellen Moore’s broken ankle with owner Jerry Jones saying that fourth-round pick Dak Prescott has done enough in practice to get an opportunity to serve as Tony Romo’s backup this season.
Prescott’s performance in Saturday night’s preseason opener in Los Angeles is unlikely to lead the team to rethink that plan. Prescott completed 10-of-12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns with the two incompletions coming on drops by tight end Geoff Swaim. Two of the completions went to Dez Bryant, including a 10-yard touchdown, and the veteran receiver said that Prescott didn’t look like he was playing his first NFL game.
“I think the best thing about Dak is that he is extremely calm,” Bryant said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s like he’s been here before. He’s not playing like a rookie. He is going to be very good; he’s special.”
The Dallas backup QB job is one to pay attention to given Romo's age and injury history. Should Romo get hurt again, the team's QB2 could have some fantasy value with a talent offense around him and a very good offensive line.
“We’re optimistic about him being able to have close to a full training camp,” said head coach Jason Garrett.
In the spring, Romo went through a full offseason program without missing a practice after undergoing left collarbone surgery in March.
Of course, the nature of training camp practices is different from organized team activities and minicamps. Players are in pads, which adds to the intensity, and the sessions are longer. The story added Romo and the training staff will likely come up with a schedule similar to the last two years which included rest days.
That may sound like a confusing statement, but it's not. Elliott is going to help Dallas' defense greatly with his ability to keep it off the field. Much like DeMarco Murray did in 2014, Elliott is going to carry the load, take pressure off of quarterback Tony Romo, and allow the defense to get plenty of rest throughout games.
"He's definitely a three-tool player that can just play on every single down," safety Barry Church said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "And it helps out the defense a lot. It takes up our play downs by a lot. That also happened in 2014 when we had DeMarco Murray. He was punishing defenses and we were three-and-out here, three-and-out there, and we were fresh in the fourth quarter. That's how we won all of our games, by getting takeaways in the fourth quarter, but that was because we were fresh."
Church added in the piece the Cowboys could return to their 2014 form of grounding and pounding, and with an aging Romo at QB, the strategy makes sense. Couple that with a very good O-line, and it's easy to see why Elliot ranks fourth on our RB list coming into this season. With Darren McFadden's injury, he's on pace to get RB1 touches.
Sunday, July 3, 2016, 12:22pm
Now that it's been four years since the last offseason together for the Dallas quarterback and his top receiver, logic says they're trying to make up for lost time after a lost season marked by major injuries to both.
Romo says otherwise.
"Timing and everything is going to be fine," Romo said on the final day of minicamp in mid-June. "It's just a matter of him feeling comfortable with the nuances of the game that really separate someone like Dez from others."
Romo just enjoyed his first full offseason since 2012, and another year removed from a series of back issues — despite missing 12 games last year with a twice-broken left collarbone. But Bryant missed all the significant offseason work for the second straight year since his 2014 All-Pro season.
Tony Romo on rehab: "I can throw fully. I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."
In his last 34 non-injury games, Romo has averaged 253 yards, 2.2 touchdowns and 0.7 interceptions, which equates to 17.8 points per game. That would extrapolate to the #12 QB last year, so if he stays healthy and maintains that production, he should return good value given his early ADP (QB18).
Werder went on to report that it will be a 6-8 week recovery from the eventual surgery date.
Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm
But the owner and general manager liked what he saw from Moore, so much so that he believes Moore could be a viable No. 2 quarterback.
“His background and (offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s) background with him and these games, I think he’s got the potential to be a winning (backup),” Jones said. “I think he can ultimately win games in the NFL.”
Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. In three games of action, Moore had four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm
The Dallas Cowboys have many needs for 2016, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated finding a quarterback is at the top of the list.
Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore have combined to go 1-10 this season after starter Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone twice this season. Jones has acknowledged the front office handled the backup spot entering the season poorly.
“We’re going to try to all the ways – all ways – to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”
Jones said he had a conversation with Romo about the future of the position on Saturday night in Buffalo. He has said he believes Romo, who turns 36 in April, has a 3-5 year window left at playing at a high level. The Cowboys have not drafted a quarterback since 2009 (Stephen McGee, fourth round) and have not selected a quarterback in the first round since Troy Aikman in 1989. They took Steve Walsh with a first-round pick in the 1989 compensatory draft as well.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 11:19am
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone twice this season and he’s done it three times over the course of his career, leading him to consider ways that he can protect himself against suffering the same injury again in the future.
During an interview on 1310 The Ticket, Romo said that one of the possibilities up for discussion is attaching a plate to his collarbone during a surgical procedure.
“We have a few ideas of what we can do with the collarbone,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “There are a few plans. We’re going to pick out the CT scan and some of the other stuff and see how much calcification has taken and whether it’s gotten to a point where we feel like it’s really strong and it will be able to handle some of the normal hits you take. But we’re going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we’ll do that. That should ensure that that doesn’t happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down. From my perspective, I feel very strongly about the way that I’m going to be able to play going forward.”
The prospect of another injury is one that has to concern the Cowboys given how quickly their season went down the tubes once Romo was injured and that has led to discussion about drafting a quarterback early in next year’s draft, the story said.
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