No, do not look for Tony Romo to play Oct. 30 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has picked up his conditioning and throwing in the last couple of weeks, but his first game back looks like Nov. 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
If the Cowboys had put Romo on injured reserve at the start of the season, that would have been the first game he could have played. The Cowboys are off next week and have only one practice, and it's not really a practice before the players scatter for the bye week. They return to practice full time Oct. 24, so Romo would have four days to get ready for the Eagles. The more QB Dak Prescott wins, the more the Cowboys and Romo can be patient with his comeback.
The author said Romo's return will not be about his health. It will be about the circumstance of the team. How the team is playing through Oct. 30 will likely determine Romo's return, the story went on to say.