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Jerry Jones Expects Tony Romo Back “Sooner Rather Than Later”


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said QB Tony Romo (back) expects to return “sooner rather than later.”

“Romo is upbeat,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “[X-rays showed] nothing that would in any way get in the area of a setback or would show concern.

Jones did, however, say that there’s no timetable for Romo to return.

Romo is upbeat,” Jones said. “He is just doing what he needs to be doing. He still has his support and will continue to have that support. It’s about not getting overzealous sitting down.

“He expects to be back sooner rather than later.


Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Cowboys are confident QB Tony Romo can return after their Week 6 bye, as he continues to make progress from the fractured vertebrae he suffered in his back during third preseason game.

La Canfora says that Romo should be cleared for further physical activity in another week, and he plans to travel with the Cowboys while still rehabbing his injury.

While the Cowboys have promising rookie QB Dak Prescott, La Canfora says that Dallas remains fully committed to Romo being their starter when healthy.

Ian Rapoport, however, mentions that the Cowboys aren’t sitting around, waiting for Romo this year. In fact, Rapoport adds that the door is “slightly cracked” for Prescott to take over full time as their starter based on how he does to open the season.

The Cowboys reportedly expect the NFC East to be a tight race, which explains why they placed Romo on the PUP list as opposed to injured reserve, which would have cost him the first eight weeks of the season.

All of this means that Week 7 would be Romo’s target date to return, assuming, of course, he doesn’t sustain another setback.


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