Published: Wed, August 31, 2016
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Down Goes Tony Romo Next Man Up Dak Prescott

Down Goes Tony Romo Next Man Up Dak Prescott

An MRI revealed that quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back; reports indicate he could miss six to 10 weeks. One day after it was reported by numerous National Football League insiders that Tony Romo would likely miss at least the first half of the 2016 National Football League season, head coach Jason Garrett isn't ruling the quarterback out for Week 1.

Garrett did not rule Romo out for the season opener between the Cowboys and Giants, and ESPN's Ed Werder reported Romo will not need surgery on his back.

"Again, it's not related to the other back issues that he's had (and is) very specific to the hit he took the other night at the game", Garrett said.

"If you guys remember, he has played with fractures in his back before", Garrett said, referring to Romo's quick return from a small fracture in his back in 2014.

The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7 this season.

Jones said it would be nice to get Prescott more work but quickly added, "it's getting close to D Day".

For Prescott, a starting role would be an unexpected twist for a rookie drafted in the fourth round in April's NFL Draft.

The Cowboys went 1-11 without Romo previous year (the quarterback broke his left collarbone twice). But this could also be good news for the Cowboys so they can start moving on from Romo, who has not be healthy the last few seasons. The Boys I believe are still optimistic about this season due to a great preseason peformance by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.

On Saturday, we learned that the situation is much worse-Romo broke a bone in his back and is out indefinitely.

Ravens 30, Lions 9: Joe Flacco went 11 for 16 for 94 yards in his first action since November, but Baltimore lost tight end Benjamin Watson to a season-ending injury during its preseason victory. With teams having to designate seven inactive players every week, that would seem possible but would limit the Cowboys in their roster flexibility.

"I think anybody's availability factors into the decision at all positions, " he said. "The only thing that was different is that we didn't go under center".

"He's come to our camp [the Manning Passing Academy] before and I watched him play at Mississippi State", Manning said.

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