Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 4 days ago
Romo (collarbone) made a successful return to game action in Friday's 41-14 preseason victory over the Dolphins, going 4-for-5 for 49 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The veteran stepped onto the field for the first in 2016 and provided an efficient performance after the offense got off to a rough start with three holding penalties in the first five plays. Romo was 3-for-3 on his second and final drive, connecting with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, before Alfred Morris culminated the downfield march with a 15-yard touchdown run. The 36-year-old even took a hit and got up no worse for wear, a necessary rite of passage for him coming off his broken collarbone injury. Romo appears set for more extensive action in the Cowboys' regular-season dress rehearsal game against the Seahawks next Thursday.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 1 week ago
Romo (collarbone) is expected to play in Dallas' second preseason game versus Miami on Friday, DallasNews.com reports.
The last time Romo saw live action was late last November during Dallas' Week 12 matchup with Carolina. Shoulder and collarbone woes have sidelined him since then, but, not that there was a significant amount of concern regarding his Week 1 availability anyway, the quarterback is now all but guaranteed to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 2 weeks ago
Romo (collarbone) won't take the field for Saturday's preseason game at Los Angeles, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Romo's prescribed preseason reps mimic his practice schedule, but for good reason. There's little reason to introduce contact with a month remaining before Week 1 of the regular season. Expect Romo to make a brief appearance during the second and/or third preseason games in order to fit in a semblance of reps with the first-team offense.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 2 weeks ago
Romo (collarbone) will likely sit out Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams in Los Angeles, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Romo has been following his practice schedule from recent campaigns, with occasional rest days interspersed throughout each week in order to preserve his health. Even so, he participated in full pads for the third day in a row Sunday, completing 10 off 14 passes during team drills. As he continues to ramp his activity level, he'll surely make an appearance during exhibition season, namely the third preseason game in which starters receive a significant snap count. On Saturday, though, the Cowboys will hand the keys to the offense to rookie Dak Prescott and second-year pro Jameill Showers due to the broken ankle sustained by Kellen Moore last week.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 3 weeks ago
Romo (collarbone) missed Sunday's walkthrough and will sit out the subsequent practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
On Friday, head coach Jason Garrett stated his belief that Romo wouldn't be limited in training camp, but the Cowboys will clearly follow their in-season practice pattern from seasons past and hold him out on occasion. While the schedule was created to keep Romo fresh and likely to sidestep the instances in which an ailment can occur, 2015 was yet another example that all the precaution in the world can only go so far. He'll have an opportunity to prove his current state during the first padded practice Monday, while a scheduled day off Wednesday justified the Cowboys' decision to hold out the veteran signal-caller Sunday.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 4 weeks ago
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Friday that the team is confident Romo (collarbone) won't be limited in camp, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. "We're optimistic about him being able to have close to a full training camp," Garrett said.
The front office's confidence in Romo's ability to stay healthy this year is reflected in the fact that they've shown no interest in adding a name-brand backup like Nick Foles and are instead willing to go into the regular season with Kellen Moore and rookie Dak Prescott as Romo's understudies. The 36-year-old played just four games last year after breaking his clavicle twice, but in 2014 (his last relatively healthy campaign) he led the NFL in QB rating.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 3 months ago
Romo (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant when the Cowboys start OTAs in late May, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Romo has reportedly recovered from his March 8 surgery a bit faster than expected, allowing him to take part in offseason workouts the past couple weeks. Meanwhile, Dez Bryant (foot) may not be ready for OTAs or June minicamp, but there's been no indication that he's behind schedule. Assuming Bryant avoids any major setbacks, Romo will have an excellent supporting cast in what figures to be a balanced Dallas offense.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 4 months ago
Romo said Saturday that his rehab from collarbone surgery continues to go well and that he's been able to fully participate in his throwing program for over a week, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "It's been going great [during unofficial team workouts] for the last two, three weeks - just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It's been great," Romo said. "I can throw fully. I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."
It's certainly encouraging that Romo's recovery has gone without a hitch so far, but there will still be a lot of question marks around the 36-year-old in 2016 after he played in just four games last season due to two collarbone fractures, and hasn't made it through a full 16-game schedule unscathed since 2012. If he's able to stay healthy the Cowboys have the talent around him to make Romo a very productive fantasy QB, but at this point that remains a very large 'if'.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 5 months ago
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Romo is feeling "excellent" in his recovery from surgery on his left collarbone on March 8, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Exactly two weeks removed from the procedure, Romo has 4-6 weeks of rehabilitation still on the ledger, but there appears to be little worry about the quarterback missing OTAs, which start in mid-May.
Tony RomoQB DAL (7) 6 months ago
Romo is undergoing surgery on his left collarbone Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Romo has opted for the Mumford procedure, which includes shaving the distal clavicle and was the preferred option of the two, as it reduces long-term stress on the collarbone. Knowing that, a recent CT scan must have revealed that he experienced a suitable amount of bone growth in his clavicle. Once the surgery is complete, his rehab is expected to encompass 6-to-8 weeks, meaning he has a great opportunity to participate in all OTAs once they kick off in May.