Longtime Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo is currently out with a back injury. However, the latest NFL rumors suggest that Romo may be coming back ahead of schedule after he went unrestricted in his recent throwing session.
The 36-year-old QB suffered a broken bone in his back in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 25. He was set to miss six to ten weeks due to the injury but he might be coming back earlier than expected.
According to FOX News, Tony Romo looked really good during his medical exam on Sunday and his progress will depend on his body’s ability to heal. Ed Werder of ESPN added that Romo had a throwing session in the pregame against the Washington Redskins.
It is noted that observers in attendance were surprised by the velocity shown by Romo, as well as the lack of restrictions. Nevertheless, it would be wise for the Cowboys to let him become fully healthy before bringing him back.
And if Tony Romo is really ahead of schedule, what does this mean for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott? The 23-year-old is 1-1 in his first two starts but he has looked impressive since he has not turned the ball over once.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked on who will be the starter when Tony Romo is finally healthy. Jones said that Dak Prescott’s performance over the next couple of games will have no impact on his role when Romo comes back.
“Not necessarily, not necessarily,” Jones answered.
“Tony’s situation, when he’s back, will be about whether he’s functional. We’re a better team. We play better,” he added.
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