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NFL Notes: Tony Romo, Cowboys, Eagles & Jets

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  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys placing QB Tony Romo on injured reserve with the designation to return is a possibility for the Cowboys, but they don’t need to make this decision right now.


Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones tells Peter King that he doesn’t think they would be willing to trade fourth-round pick Dak Prescott for first-rounder Paxton Lynch right now.

“I don’t think our guys would even consider trading Prescott for Lynch right now,” said Jones. “No, I know they wouldn’t. That’s how much they like Dak right now.”

Jones added that he “can’t imagine a scenario” where Tony Romo is not their quarterback when healthy. However, Jones qualified that by saying that things happen and he referenced how Tom Brady took over for Drew Bledsoe several years ago.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where Tony’s not our quarterback when he’s ready,” Jones said. “But things happen. You know that. You know what happened to Bledsoe and Brady. I’m sure Tony’s aware of that. But the reality is, Tony’s going to come back for us and play great, we believe.


  • Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports first-round QB Carson Wentz (ribs) was still in pain over the weekend.
  • According to Garafolo, the Eagles plan to play it safe with Wentz moving forward, even though they had hoped he would be back this week.


  • Adam Schefter reports that Jets veteran ILB David Harris underwent an MRI on his shoulder Sunday.
  • Schefter adds that while Harris won’t play in the team’s preseason finale, the Jets expect him ready for the season opener against the Bengals.

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