FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it’s unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.
Garrett later spoke with reporters and said they were confident that Romo would be able to return to the field at some point this year.
After the game, the Cowboys and Romo thought they had dodged a bullet.
CBS had reported the MRI showed Romo had fractured his vertebrae and would likely be sidelined for six to 10 weeks.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the broken bone in Romo’s back is different than any of his previous injuries. Obviously it wasn’t with news Romo has yet another serious injury on his surgically-repaired back.
As for Romo’s career, we’ll know more once there’s information about when he’s actually going to be back, which will help drive the speculation.
The Cowboys plunged from 12-4 in 2014 to 4-12 last season, when Romo missed 12 games with a twice-broken left collarbone.
Jameill Showers [Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images] When Kellen Moore went down with his injury, Jerry Jones was adamant about going with Dak Prescott and Jameill Showers. If Elliott and other running backs can be productive, it will open up opportunities for Prescott as a passer. The first is on September 11 at home against the New York Giants.
Prescott, a fourth-round pick in May, owns five touchdowns to no interceptions in three preseason games.
Returning for a huge rivalry game at home in Week 8 against Philadelphia makes the most sense, but it may be until mid-November before Romo can again take to the gridiron for the Cowboys.