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Tony Romo | QB | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 12/5/2014 10:19am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, ribs) revealed Thursday, Dec. 4, that he has been playing through broken ribs along with the transverse process fractures in his back.
Huddle Up: That's not good news, for either the Cowboys or fantasy owners banking on Romo and Dez Bryant to carry them through the fantasy playoffs. It does bode well for an even larger workload for DeMarco Murray as the team lessens the possibility of Romo taking more shots to the torso by limiting his drop backs. If it's not too late, back up Romo with something more than the usual stiff--Zach Mettenberger's favorable closing schedule makes him an ideal candidate--and cross your fingers that Romo can make it at least a couple more weeks.

Posted: 11/9/2014 7:50pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) made it through the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars without any setbacks. 'Just sore,' Romo said Sunday, Nov. 9. 'Anybody that's had any broken bones, it's uncomfortable at times and things like that. But if you play football, you go play.'
Huddle Up: Romo has a bye next week to rest his back. He'll be a QB1 when Dallas faces the Giants in Week 12.

Posted: 11/7/2014 12:57pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced Friday, Nov. 7, and should be ready to play in Week 10 Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: A little surprising the Cowboys are planning on Romo this week, but a Friday practice suggests he'll be under center Sunday. Expect the game plan, however, to be run-heavy and also heavy on protecting Romo; also, should the Cowboys get up a substantial margin you'll see Brandon Weeden taking snaps in the second half.

Posted: 11/6/2014 2:35pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to play in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars after returning to practice Thursday, Nov. 6, according to general manager Jerry Jones. 'I'm anticipating him playing, have no reason to think that he won't, and this will be a nice little practice session for him out there today,' Jones said. 'But my expectations are for him to play.' Romo and head coach Jason Garrett aren't committing one way or another just yet, though. Garrett continues to stress that the final decision on whether Romo plays will come down to the medical staff.
Huddle Up: Jones' comments aside, it's looking fairly promising for Romo this Sunday, but be prepared for another game-time decision.

Posted: 11/5/2014 9:27am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 5, and stayed back at the hotel for treatment, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Romo has been taking Wednesdays off all season, so this isn't necessarily a good indicator of his availability for Sunday. Let's see how treatment progresses and whether or not Romo can get in a practice session later in the week before writing him off for Sunday's tilt.

Posted: 11/4/2014 4:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he felt fine after taking the flight to London Monday, Nov. 3, and he took part in a walk-through Tuesday, Nov. 4, throwing light passes during a Play 60 event. The team and Romo are optimistic that he can play in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'It's progressing,' Romo said of his back. 'Each day it gets a little bit of improvement, and I think that you just keep trying to figure out what you're able to do each day and then you go on to the next day. We'll figure out if we're able to improve enough to be ready to go.' His decision to play will likely come down to pain tolerance.
Huddle Up: It very well could come down to another game-time decision, but unlike the London game 2 weeks ago, this will be a fantasy-friendly 1 p.m. (ET) start. Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and DeMarco Murray owners are certainly rooting for a Romo return.

Posted: 11/3/2014 12:44pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to play in Week 10, according to owner Jerry Jones. 'I do see him playing,' Jones told NFL Network's Desmond Purnell. 'He's going on the trip to London, and logic tells you that we wouldn't have him make that trip to London and back if we didn't think he was going to play, so it does depend on the type of week he has at practice. But if he has the week we expect, he should be our quarterback.'
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Romo will actually play. This is just the opinion of Jerry Jones after he watched Brandon Weeden struggle. The decision will ultimately be up to team doctors. So in other words, Jerry Jones.

Posted: 11/1/2014 7:26pm et
Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) status is iffy for the next two games, in the opinion of beat writer Calvin Watkins. The team flies to London for Week 10, and the travel clouds his status for the game.
Huddle Up: It was revealed that Romo has two broken bones in his back and is a game time decision for Sunday's contest against Arizona. There's a chance Dallas could sit Romo for the next two games with a bye in Week 11. Brandon Weeden would start if Romo misses any time.

Posted: 11/1/2014 2:26pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to take part in the team's walkthrough Saturday, Nov. 1, to see how he feels. Romo still may be a game-time decision for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Romo is shaping up to be a true game-time decision. Romo is tough and has played through pain before but owners need to have another option ready in case he's inactive. The Cowboys/Cardinals game does kick off at 1:00 ET Sunday, which is a plus for fantasy owners.

Posted: 10/31/2014 3:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) missed his third straight day of practice Friday, Oct. 31, and he'll have to be able to move better before being allowed to play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team doesn't need to know before Sunday, Nov. 2, if Romo can play. Romo has had treatment on his back all week, but he hasn't done any football activities. QB Brandon Weeden would receive the start if Romo can't play.
Huddle Up: To be sure, it's looking iffy with Romo having missed practice all week, but his fantasy owners have also had all week to get their Plan Bs in order.

Posted: 10/30/2014 4:41pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) didn't take part in the walk-through Thursday, Oct. 30, and will not practice with the team. However, head coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful that Romo can play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. 'He's not ruled out for this game by any means,' Garrett said. 'He's getting himself mentally ready. He's in the meetings. He's a part of our football team, and hopefully as the week goes on, it feels better and he can function and it'll give him a chance to play.' Romo and the team continue to say that his injury is not related to his disc problem that he had surgery on last year. Romo said he'd play if the question is only about pain tolerance, and the Cowboys are looking into modifications for Romo's pads if he is to play Sunday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Romo owners are going to have wait at least until Friday -- and most likely a game-time decision Sunday -- for the official word on the QB.

Posted: 10/29/2014 2:33pm et
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) Week 9 status will be based on pain tolerance, according to owner Jerry Jones. Romo could be a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: Romo, of course, isn't practicing Wednesday as usual, but see how the QB manages the injury throughout the rest of the week. Romo owners, though, should already have a backup plan in place.

Posted: 10/29/2014 10:34am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to miss time with his back contusion, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys host Arizona in a game which may have NFC playoff seeding ramifications, so expect them to find a way to get Romo to the field. If not, Brandon Weeden was competent in relief of Romo against the Redskins and would get the nod this week.

Posted: 10/28/2014 3:59pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, Oct. 28, for a better look at his bruised back. X-rays came back negative Monday, Oct. 27, and he was able to return to the Week 8 game after taking a pain-killing shot. The team expects Romo to be ready to play the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. He finished the game with 209 yards after going 17-for-28, and he was sacked a season-high five times.
Huddle Up: Check for the prognosis later, but plan on proceeding with Romo as your starter and a backup plan in place for now.

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:27am et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) suffered a contusion near the surgical site in his back Monday, Oct. 27. Pain tolerance and mobility will be two factors in play in the short term.
Huddle Up: That Romo returned from the injury in the same game is a good sign, and he definitely played through pain last year--at least right up until he had to sit out the final game. The advisable step would be to secure your Romo fantasy backup plan now in advance of their Week 11 bye, and plan on keeping that backup on your roster just in case.

Posted: 10/28/2014 1:36am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (undisclosed) took a knee to his surgically repaired back on a sack before exiting the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27 in the third quarter. He was diagnosed with a back contusion. X-rays, however, were negative, and the QB returned to the game late in the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Romo said afterward that since he was able to return to Monday's game, he doesn't have any concerns about being able to start Week 9 vs. the Cardinals. That is, of course, provided any further issues or complications don't crop up over the ensuing 6 days. Stay turned ...

Posted: 10/28/2014 12:01am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27, after being evaluated in the locker room following a sack.
Huddle Up: Romo looked as if he argued his way back into the contest but was unable to lead Dallas to any points on the team's final possession of the fourth quarter and their lone drive in OT of the 20-17 loss. He finished 17-of-28 for 209 yards and a TD. He had one rush for 1 yard and was sacked five times by the blitz-heavy Washington D. The Cowboys now have a short week leading up to Sunday's home game against the Cardinals so see what Romo's prognosis is over the coming days.

Posted: 10/27/2014 11:07pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (undisclosed) was tended to on the field by trainers after being sacked ein the third quarter of the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He went to the locker room after walking off the field slowly and was replaced
Huddle Up: On the sack, Romo took a shot to his back, which has been surgically repaired in each of the last 2 offseasons, and was down on the turf for a couple minutes after the hit. The exact nature of the injury remains undisclosed, but it was reported on the ESPN telecast that there is even a chance Romo could return to the game.

Posted: 10/25/2014 7:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ribs) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Romo was never in danger of missing Monday's game against the Redskins. He's a Top 10 quarterback this week.

Posted: 10/17/2014 2:30pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been incredibly effective this season, ranking fourth in passer rating (100.5). He has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,510 yards and 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Romo has been more productive while sitting out of practices on Wednesdays to focus on core-strengthening exercises. He has completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,053 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions in the last four games. The last two games, Romo has shown an ability to escape the pocket and make plays deep down the field.
Huddle Up: Since his ugly three-interception outing in the season opener, Romo has posted a shiny 10-2 TD-to-interception ratio, and with his season average of 20.47 fantasy points per game, he's certainly a part of the weekly QB1 conversation.

Posted: 10/16/2014 2:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo had his ankle taped but is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: There was some talk that Romo might miss more than his usual Wed. practice this week, but he was out there Thursday and will definitely be good to go in Sunday's matchup against the Giants.

Posted: 10/15/2014 3:44pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ankle, ribs) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, and could miss practice Thursday after injuring his ankle and ribs in Week 6. Head coach Jason Garrett said he expects Romo to be fine.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Romo will need an extra day of rest and recovery this week after some of the hits he absorbed against the Seahawks, but there aren't any real concerns about Sunday for now.

Posted: 10/13/2014 10:35am et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, rib) emerged from a physical game in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks saying his back is fine. However, he said Sunday, Oct. 12, that he will have rib cartilage checked.
Huddle Up: Romo absorbed more than a few shots on Sunday; good news that the back is fine, and while sore ribs isn't ideal for a quarterback who likes to extend plays like Romo he's played through similar before so it shouldn't be a concern.

Posted: 10/8/2014 1:57pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Looks like the typical Wednesday maintenance day for Romo who does, however, face a significant challenge Sunday with a visit to Seattle.

Posted: 10/2/2014 8:16pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 2, after sitting out Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: No worries as Romo has seemed to settle into a regular weekly schedule: Sitting out Wednesday's practice and then finishing out the rest of the week on the field.

Posted: 9/30/2014 10:45am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is using more play-fakes in the offense, and they are working because the running game has been so efficient. Romo has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game this season after doing it four times last season.
Huddle Up: Romo's lack of 300-yard games is disturbing, and the run-heavy offense is impacting the stat lines of Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, and Jason Witten. However, it's winning games and helping Romo make fewer of those critical pick-six mistakes he's known for so don't expect things to change any time soon.

Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo tossed a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. He extends his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 32 games, sixth-longest streak in NFL history.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys were firing on all cylinders Sunday night as they handled the Saints, with a stout ground game setting up Romo and the pass. For all the heat he takes about crunch time foibles, Romo remains a solid fantasy QB option.

Posted: 9/25/2014 2:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Like last week, Romo sat out Wednesday's practice and then returned Thursday so definitely count him in for Sunday night's game against the Saints.

Posted: 9/18/2014 3:52pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Romo was out with a tight back Wednesday, but as of now, everything looks A-OK for a Sunday start against the Rams.

Posted: 9/17/2014 3:56pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is dealing with tightness in his back, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said the team hopes Romo will be able to practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: There certainly will be minor bumps in the road for Romo coming off a pair of back procedures, but of bigger concern right now for Romo's owners is the suddenly run-heavy approach for the Cowboys, who have exactly as many rushing attempts as passing attempts (66) through the first 2 weeks of the season.

Posted: 8/21/2014 3:41pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he is ready for the regular season. Romo said he had a good week of practice with no limitations as he returns from offseason back surgery.
Huddle Up: In drafts held in the last week, Romo still is coming off the board as a QB2 (14th QB selected), but he could easily put up starting numbers if his health holds.

Posted: 8/17/2014 2:02pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) completed 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards in his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 16. His night included a 31-yard touchdown to WR Dez Bryant.
Huddle Up: Romo eased a lot of concerns Saturday and remains a low-end QB1.

Posted: 8/16/2014 5:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will see between 10 and 12 snaps Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: It will be Romo's first real action of the offseason since having back surgery. The Cowboys want to get Romo some game reps but he won't see major snaps until Dallas host San Francisco in Week 1.

Posted: 8/12/2014 10:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) confirmed he will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. 'I'm a firm believer that you have to play football to get better at football,' Romo said.
Huddle Up: There you have it, straight from the QB's mouth. That's just as long, of course, as there are no setbacks between now and then.

Posted: 8/12/2014 8:21pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will probably play Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to general manager Jerry Jones. Jones said he could see Romo playing a few series.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs should be eager to get a live look at Romo following the myriad medical reports that have been streaming out of Cowboys camp all offseason.

Posted: 8/10/2014 10:53pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) had his best practice this season Saturday, Aug. 9, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said Romo is looking more like himself.
Huddle Up: The next step is getting the QB into a game as the 'Boys' next preseason contest comes this Saturday at home against the Ravens.

Posted: 8/5/2014 6:32pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Romo is also expected to miss Thursday night's preseason opener, but any more missed time after that and fantasy GMs will be justified in getting at least a little edgy.

Posted: 8/4/2014 1:36am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he likely will not play in the first preseason game but that no final decision has been made at this point.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys open up Thursday night in San Diego, and while missing the first exhibition contest certainly raises the overall concern level, it isn't a definitive statement on the rest of Romo's 2014 season by any means. Stay tuned . . .

Posted: 7/31/2014 4:58pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he is not sure if he will play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7. 'You're constantly evaluating it and you're constantly, I don't want to say adjusting because you stick to the plan, but it's a progression,' Romo said. 'It's leading up to San Francisco [on Sept. 7 for the season opener]. I am going to play in the preseason, obviously. I think it's important. The first game, we'll talk about it as we move into the weekend.'
Huddle Up: At age 34 and coming off two back procedures in the past year, Romo certainly isn't going to rush back into action -- especially for some virtually meaningless preseason competition. That said, there's no real reason to drop him much -- if any, really -- on your QB draft board as he's ranked in QB1 territory in each of the past 3 seasons.

Posted: 5/23/2014 12:35am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he hopes to be able to play another five seasons.
Huddle Up: Romo has only played 2 full seasons in the last 4, so let's take it a year at a time here.

Posted: 5/15/2014 7:59pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said QB Tony Romo (back) should be ready for the start of training camp and will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Despite throwing for 31 TDs last season -- the second-highest single-season total of his career -- Romo ranked outside of the top 12 fantasy QBs for the first time since his injury-shortened 2010 season, and he and his fantasy owners will be banking on a bounce-back performance.

Posted: 5/6/2014 11:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn't looking to select a quarterback in the NFL Draft. He believes the team's best shot is with a healthy QB Tony Romo (back). Jones notes the Cowboys are not in a rebuilding mode and that the odds of winning with a rookie quarterback are nothing to get excited about.
Huddle Up: it's been somewhat intriguing to see in-state prospect Johnny Manziel linked with the Cowboys in some mock drafts, but the squad definitely has more pressing needs -- namely on the other side of the ball -- and expect those to the be the priority come Thursday night.

Posted: 3/25/2014 2:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said QB Tony Romo (back) has not started throwing at this point but is on scheduled to participate in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: With Romo undergoing back procedures the past 2 offseasons and the Cowboys having invested big $$$ in the QB, there's certainly going to be no rush to push things. Expect Romo's return to have a measured pace.

Posted: 3/10/2014 2:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said his recovery from back surgery is going well, and he's on track to participate in the team's organized activities next month. 'It's going good,' said Romo. 'We're getting close now to (returning). Usually takes three months, it's just normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we're right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. Mine (surgery) was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly.'
Huddle Up: No news is good news as far as Romo's health is concerned, so no reason to be concerned about his fantasy status heading into the 2014 season... yet, at least.

Posted: 3/4/2014 3:49pm et
The Dallas Cowboys restructured QB Tony Romo's contract to free up $10 million in salary cap space. The move will convert $12.5 million of Romo's $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary-cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million. The team is now less than $1 million over the cap.
Huddle Up: This had to be done for the 'Boys to have a chance at retaining some bigger names, such as DE DeMarcus Ware, but there's still some financial juggling to be done in Big D.

Posted: 2/24/2014 2:06pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will be the brains behind the offense this year, assistant Bill Callahan will be in a running-game role and head coach Jason Garrett will be out of the offensive mix completely. Jones also said QB Tony Romo will be 'more involved' in the offense than he was last year.
Huddle Up: That's a lot of moving parts for a Cowboys offense that essentially boils down to "throw it to Dez Bryant", with a backup plan of "throw it to Jason Witten." Should be interesting.

Posted: 2/19/2014 8:21pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to be ready to participate in full when the Cowboys offseason program begins April 21. 'All I can go off of is what the doctors and trainers tell me, which is they think he'll make a full recovery and be fine,' Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday. 'He's obviously on a timeline, but there's no concern on his timeline this year missing anything like he did last year.'
Huddle Up: No reason to be concerned... at least for now. If April rolls around and Romo isn't on the field, then you can start ramping up the panic.

Posted: 2/6/2014 10:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is progressing nicely in his rehab after having back surgery, and he's in the first phase of his exercises, according to multiple sources. Romo had experienced relief after the surgery and is expected to be on target to be ready for offseason team activities in the spring. He's currently participating in core and stabilization drills.
Huddle Up: 2 back procedures in 2 years is as alarming as it sounds, and it'll definitely be the best of signs if Romo is able to participate in OTAs. Stay tuned . . .

Posted: 1/28/2014 3:10am et
The Dallas Cowboys will look to restructure QB Tony Romo's contract this offseason because he has a $21.7 million salary cap figure next season.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty large chunk of cap space, so it makes sense for the Cowboys to rework Romo's deal. And it would be wise of Romo to restructure his contract as well, lest the Cowboys opt to go a different (read: less expensive) direction at the quarterback position.

Posted: 12/27/2013 1:05pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) underwent back surgery Friday, Dec. 27, and will go on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Romo received an epidural shot earlier in the week but he never had a realistic chance to play with a herniated disc. Kyle Orton will get the start and while he hasn't played much over the last four years, this is the same Eagles' defense that got lit up by Matt Cassel two weeks ago. Dallas will need to score to keep up with Philadelphia, so Orton has a chance to put up strong fantasy numbers.