Tony Romo took part in Monday’s brief walk-through practice and had no issues with his back or healing left collarbone after playing Sunday for the first time in two months, according to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Officially Romo was listed as did not participate but that was based on what would have happened in a normal practice.
“It seemed like he handled the game really well,” Garrett said. “I don’t see any issues after the game. I don’t see any issues today."
The quick turnaround to Thursday’s game against the Carolina Panthers could be an issue. Romo missed two months healing and will be asked to play two games in five days. Romo did not play well on a quick turnaround in last year’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He completed 18 of 29 passes for 199 yards and was held without a touchdown pass while being intercepted twice. He was also sacked four times. After that game, Romo said he did not take a pain-killing injection, the story said.
The return of Tony Romo is finally official. The Cowboys quarterback was activated to the team's 53-man roster on Saturday morning. The Cowboys had until 4 p.m. ET to activate Romo to ensure that he'd be able to play against the Dolphins on Sunday.
After Romo was activated, he packed up his bags boarded the team plane for Miami.
The game against the Dolphins will mark Romo's first regular-season action since Sept. 21 when he broke his collarbone in a Week 2 win over the Eagles that improved the Cowboys to 2-0 on the season. Even at 2-7, the Boys are just two games out of first in the loss column so Romo will play. Wet conditions are expected in this contest.
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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Bryant is expected to play through the knee injury. He should benefit from the return of Tony Romo.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Bryant is expected to play against the Dolphins. He should benefit from the return of Tony Romo.
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Weeden went 0-3 filling in for Romo and Matt Cassel was 0-4. It's the longest slide by Dallas since the team lost seven straight while going 1-15 under Jimmy Johnson in 1989.
Romo is eligible to play again for Dallas (2-7), but it is not yet known if he will play Sunday at Miami (4-5). Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the 35-year-old quarterback who's had broken ribs, two broken collarbones and three back injuries will practice this week.
Romo should be cleared from injured reserve/designated to return Wednesday and play as expected Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the source said.
The Cowboys were 2-0 when Romo was injured, but they have gone 0-7 in Romo's absence, the franchise's longest losing streak since 1989.
"Tony's had a good couple of weeks of practice with us," coach Jason Garrett said. "We anticipate him being able to practice this week."
This has been the target date all along, and it looks like Romo will play against the Dolphins. The Cowboys said Romo would take the field no matter what their record was, and even at 2-7 there's still a chance in a not-so-good NFC East. It may be unfair to expect Romo to step right in and be a QB1 option, but he should be a big boost to the offense and also help the value of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Romo has potential to put up very good fantasy numbers for a team that likely needs to win the rest of their games.
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones discounted any idea of sitting Romo for the season.
Romo will be eligible to return from the injured reserve/designated to return list Nov. 22 against the Dolphins.
"When he gets on the field against Miami, and it most assuredly will be at this juncture, there's no set of circumstances that we wouldn't play him and play him with hopes of winning that game and winning the rest of the ballgames," Jones told the station. "I think not only our game but sports in general, if you've got an opportunity, if you got a chance to win this thing, then you take it.
"I know I'm talking in generalities, but specifically, we have a team that could really, from the standpoint of the personnel that's on the field, really be a top team as we get into the last half of this season. We want to show our fans that."
Romo will take part in on-field work for the second straight week, most likely starting on Thursday, as the Cowboys don't want him to work three straight days, the story said. Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Romo had a good practice last Friday, when he worked with the scout team in seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills. Romo will continue to work with the scout team this week because Cassel needs the first-team offensive reps.
The Cowboys don’t want to take many practice reps away from quarterback Matt Cassel, but they’re also trying to get Tony Romo up to speed, so that when their real quarterback is back, there’s no rust.
Via Todd Archer of ESPN.com, Romo has taken some of the scout team work in 11-on-11 drills, and will continue to as he works back from the broken collarbone that has cost him six weeks.
It’s no accident that absence has coincided with a six-game losing streak for the Cowboys, so they want to try to get the starters for the next two games as much work as possible with the ones.
“He had a good practice,” Garrett said. “He did a lot of scout-team stuff and that gave him the chance to work seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 for the first time in a little while.”
Romo is eligible to come back from injured reserve/designated for return on Nov. 22 against the Dolphins. The big question will be whether it's worth the risk to send him out there if the season is lost before that. The NFC East still seems up for grabs, however, but the Cowboys could use a win to stay in the hunt.
Tony Romo is expected to do some work during practice this week. Wednesday is the first day the Cowboys quarterback, who has been sidelined since fracturing his collarbone Sept. 20, is eligible to begin practicing.
He's eligible to return to the playing field Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.
Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that there's no reason to think Romo won't be ready to play by that date.
"No. There's no reason," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "He's really doing well. You'd like to say ahead of schedule but who knows about that? But still, I know of no reason he won't be playing at that time.
"He's very involved. He's, of course, going to be mentally ready. He stays ready there. But he'll hopefully have the opportunity to physically get ready over these next two or three weeks. Hopefully we can get him some work in at practice and obviously will the week of the game. Hopefully we can get him some work in during these times right now."
Nov. 22 is Week 11 and the Miami trip is quickly followed by the Thanksgiving Day game against Carolina only four days later. But Jones said there's no concern about Romo playing on short rest, the story said. Romo could be worth an add to your roster if you can afford to stash him and you've been struggling at QB. Owners could potentially get a good read on him in time for upcoming fantasy playoff games.
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“Matt will get the work this week with the ones,” Garrett said. “We’re just talking about getting Tony some work in individual work, throwing the ball, maybe the scout team seven-on-seven. We haven’t firmed any of that up yet, but that’s what the preliminary discussions have been.”
Romo has been throwing lightly on the side for the past two weeks as he comes back from a broken collarbone suffered in the Cowboys' win against the Eagles on Sept. 20. Dallas placed him on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Sept. 22.
In all likelihood he will continue to throw on the side during practice and work through his rehab and conditioning this week. This is the first week he is eligible to return to practice. He can return to game action on Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:52am
Q: What has happened to Cole Beasley? Just doesn't seem like he's being targeted or utilized this year in our pass game. Do you think this is a function of our backup's just not reading the field as quickly or not reading it right? Seems like he runs good routes from my layman's perspective.
A: It’s become incredibly obvious during this stretch that Tony Romo is to thank for a lot of Beasley’s success in this offense. I’m not trying to pile on the guy, but it apparently takes an All-Pro caliber quarterback to consistently find him. Very rarely is he the first read on a play, and Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden haven’t been able to go through those progressions.
Brandon Weeden, who has been the starter during Dallas' three-game losing streak, was informed by Cowboys coaches that Cassel will start in Week 7 against the New York Giants, according to the source.
The timing makes sense as Cassel will have the extra week to prepare. And if you believe what the team is saying, it's possible WR Dez Bryant returns to help give the offense a boost as well in Week 7. If that's the case, Cassel could have some QB2 value right out of the gate. The team is just looking to stay afloat in what is a weak division that's still up for grabs.
Other terms of the trade Tuesday weren't immediately available. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been announced.
Brandon Weeden is expected to start Sunday at home against Arizona, but Cassel is a veteran with far more experience than the fourth-year pro. Before the trade, owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that Weeden was his starter. The Cowboys appear to be all-in despite being banged up on the offensive side of the ball. The NFC East is looking weak and Dallas' two wins at this point in the season look pretty big.
The Dallas Cowboys will place their starting quarterback on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, according to a source, which will keep him out for the next eight weeks as he recovers from a broken left collarbone. Romo will not have surgery to repair the collarbone.
Romo will miss seven games because of the Cowboys' Oct. 18 bye week.
Brandon Weeden will be the starter in Romo's absence and the team is working out Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn and McLeod Bethel-Thompson but could also look to call up Kellen Moore from the practice squad.
The move to short-term injured reserve opens up a roster spot for the Cowboys. Last year the Cowboys placed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on the list at the start of the season because of a foot injury and he missed the first eight games of his rookie season. Had the Cowboys placed wide receiver Dez Bryant, who is recovering from foot surgery, on the list, then they would have had to have kept Romo on the 53-man roster. A team can use the designation on only one player.
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