Tony Romo Sidelined with Broken Collarbone

Tony Romo Sidelined with Broken Collarbone

 

Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo is expected to miss eight weeks of the NFL with a broken collarbone, according to ESPN.

Because of his injury, he is placed on the injured/reserved list, called to return Tuesday. However, he will not have surgery on his collarbone. This means he will not be eligible to practice for six weeks and unable to play for eight weeks. He will miss the next seven games at the very least, reported ESPN.

“Thank you for all your prayers and support. No surgery needed. We’re just getting started Cowboy’s nation. See you soon,” according to Romo’s twitter post. Jason Garrett, the Cowboys head coach, said the team is searching for  all its options before determining Romo’s status on the 53-man roster, reported ESPN. “In the next couple days we’ll try to determine if that’s a worthwhile option for us,” Coach Garrett stated.

The Cowboys have backup quarterback Kellen Moore to replace Romo. The Cowboys also benefited by not placing their wide receiver Dez Bryant on the injured reserve/designated  list, because they can only use the tag on  one player, according to  ESPN.

The running game will have to step up for the Cowboys with Romo injured. They just have 2 runs of 10 yards or more this season. No team has fewer. Joseph Randle, Cowboys running back, is averaging 3.4 yards on 34 carries and has yet to achieve more than 65 yards in a game, while backup running back, Darren McFadden is averaging 2.9 yards on 16 carries, reported ESPN.

“We have to do a better job running the football. We were behind the chains way too much in this ballgame and kind of digging out,” coach Jason Garrett explained. Last season, the Cowboys were second in the first-down rushing offense at 5.07 yards per carry. Now they are averaging just 3.41 yards per carry on first downs, 27th in the league, reported ESPN.