Tony Romo, QB Dallas Cowboys

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 226 lbs
  • DOB: 04-21-1980

Rankings

DAL QB Depth Chart

  1. Tony Romo
  2. Dak Prescott
DAL Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Garrett: 'A lot of different timetables' for Tony Romo's return

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:47pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is wearing a back brace as he begins his recovery from a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra that he suffered Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Dallas Cowboys went 1-11 without quarterback Tony Romo last season, and they may have to turn to rookie Dak Prescott early on this season.

For now, Romo's rehab will consist of rest and immobility, but Garrett will not rule him out of the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants. A source said Romo will miss 6-10 weeks.

"We've gotten a lot of different timetables for when he can return," Garrett said. "We also know that he's played with a broken bone in his back before, so there's no reason for me to stand up here and put a timetable on this. I think a lot of other people outside of this building have suggested they know what the timetable is. That's not the world we live in. We live in the world day by day, do what you can to get yourself better and we'll update you as we go."

Fantasy Impact:

Dak Prescott took the first-team reps on Sunday with Jameill Showers the backup. The Cowboys are expected to look for a veteran backup while Romo is out.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
When Tony Romo has been healthy, he has been a very effective fantasy quarterback despite his playoff disappointments that have many Cowboys fans looking for a new signal caller. The four seasons before his injury-riddled 2015, he averaged 34 touchdowns and 4,155 yards per season. Dallas is very confident Romo is fully healed headed into 2016.

Fantasy Downside
Obviously, health is a major concern for the Cowboys concerning Romo. He is entering his 14th season and is 36 years old so the concerns that his body could be breaking down are not unwarranted. Another factor is Dallas has really run the football very well the past three seasons behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Yes, a strong running game will help protect Romo, but his pass attempts have fallen since a career-high 648 back in 2012.

2016 Bottom Line
A healthy Romo will be a factor this season, but maybe not good enough to be considered a QB1. 4for4 ranks him as the 14th best quarterback, but he is getting drafted higher with an ADP of 96. That is probably a little high so there might be better options. Don't forget, a lot of fantasy owners get enamored with the star on the side of the helmet and pick Cowboys higher than they are worth. This could be the case with Romo.

UPDATE: Obviously with Romo injured in a preseason game, his fantasy stock drops him off the QB charts. He could miss as many as 10 games so bad news for Dallas and fantasy owners who already drafted him.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
NYG
10
@WAS
30
CHI
20
@SF
2
CIN
11
@GB
BYE29
PHI
31
@CLE
23
@PIT
25
BAL
10
WAS
14
@MIN
26
@NYG
17
TB
28
DET
29
@PHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1NYG3645356327.919.891-100-1.0071/71100.00%
2PHI1827195007.2210.831120112.0058/8568.24%
3ATL--------------
4NO--------------
5NE--------------
6BYE--------------
7NYG--------------
8SEA--------------
9PHI--------------
10TB--------------
11MIA1828227228.1112.6122001.0071/71100.00%
12CAR1121106035.059.640000-33/5856.90%
13WAS--------------
14GB--------------
15NYJ--------------
16BUF--------------
17WAS--------------
Per game20.7530.25221.001.251.757.3110.651.003.2500.253.2558.25/71.2581.29%
Totals83121884577.3110.65413013.25233/28581.29%

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