Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tweeted on Tuesday morning, “Thank you for all your prayers and support. No surgery needed. We’re just getting started cowboys nation. See you soon”. While its good news for Cowboys that, Romo with his broken left collarbone, wont miss the entire season, the bad news being he will miss atleast seven games in the upcoming season.
ESPN reported that the Cowboys are looking to place Romo on the reserved list which means he wont be able to take part in the practice sessions with his team and will be missing eight weeks of play in the upcoming season. If sources are to be believed, Romo might return on Nov. 22 against Miami Dolphins or on Nov. 26 against the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving.
Cowboys coach has found Brandon Weeden as a replacement for Romo. He will be the starting quarterback versus the visiting Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 27.
“In the next couple days we’ll try to determine if that’s a worthwhile option for us,” Garrett said, notes ESPN. While expressing his worry, he mentioned, “Tony’s such a great leader for our team and he has such a positive influence on everybody, so him being around and engaged is an important part of what his role is on the team but priority No. 1 is to be taking care of the rehab and getting himself back as quickly as he can. But we’re confident he can do both those things.”
According to Reuters, Weeden has completed all of his seven passes for 73 yards including a 42-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams, in place of Romo. “Brandon’s done a really nice job getting himself prepared, mentally, physically and emotionally,” said Garrett. “He has started games in the NFL . He probably reflects back on those times and thinks about some of the things he did well and address some of the things he didn’t do quite so well.”