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Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:47pm
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."
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.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:25pm
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.
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
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||20.75||30.25||221.00||1.25||1.75||7.31||10.65||1.00||3.25||0||0.25||3.25||58.25/71.25||81.29% |