Tony Romo Health Update: Cowboys QB To Return Sooner Than Expected?

Tony Romo Health Update: Cowboys QB To Return Sooner Than Expected?
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Tony Romo, who was sidelined after breaking a bone in his back during a preseason exhibition game, is expected back sooner than previously reported, per several reports.


The 36-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback suffered his fourth back injury in less than four years, propelling several analysts to call for his retirement, especially due to the emergence of Dak Prescott.

The Associated Press quoted Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as saying that Romo “looked good” during an examination from team doctors prior to Dallas’ 27-23 victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

According to Jones, Romo’s comeback would depend on the veteran QB’s “own ability to heal” rather than the efforts of the team’s medical personnel.

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It seems like Romo isn’t under too much pressure to make a speedy recover since Prescott has been simply phenomenal for the Cowboys during the first two games.

The Cowboys (1-1) are currently third in the NFC East and very much in the hunt for a playoff berth.

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Tony Romo can take his time….

Even though many analysts feel the Cowboys are better off without Romo, owner Jerry Jones said Monday that Prescott’s performance hasn’t changed his opinion of the former four-time Pro-Bowler.

“Not necessarily, not necessarily,” Jones said when asked if Prescott had made Romo’s return irrelevant.  “Tony’s situation, when he’s back, will be about whether he’s functional. We’re a better team. We play better.”

On Sunday, Prescott completed 22 of 30 passes for 292 yards and guided the Cowboys past the Redskins.

But going by Jones’ words, it seems like Prescott would be relegated to a bench role once Romo returns.

“If Tony (Romo) had been there from the get-go this (QB situation) thing would be simple. Bottom line is (Ezekiel) Elliott is impacting the defense, which says everything right there. They know it and we know it. They’re stacking it to stop him,” added Jones.

Jones predicted that Romo should be back within two to three weeks.

“He’s in that stage right now. Hopefully, soon, he’ll be out of the danger stage relative to his spine — probably two to three more weeks — and we can see how far he wants to go by his own volition.”

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