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Tony Romo | QB | Dallas Cowboys
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.

Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) only noticed slight improvement in his back after an epidural injection earlier this week. He didn't practice, attend the team meeting or the gameplan meeting Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: With the Week 17 prognosis remains dim, the Cowboys and their fans are still holding out hope that Romo will be able to play in the Week 17 playoff game against the Eagles. You won't even need to monitor practice reports the rest of the week as you'll be sure to hear about Romo's status -- one way or the other.

Posted: 12/25/2013 9:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Romo is still a longshot to play on Sunday. Expect Kyle Orton to be under center when Dallas hosts the Eagles with a playoff berth at stake.

Posted: 12/25/2013 5:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said QB Tony Romo (back) is considered day-to-day at this point. Garrett said Romo is receiving treatment and is fighting through the injury.
Huddle Up: This is a stark contrast to reports that he was out for the year. You should certainly have an alternate plan for this weekend, but Romo could play after all.

Posted: 12/24/2013 5:57pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has not had surgery scheduled for the herniated disc in his lower back, but he'll likely eventually need a procedure. Sources close to Romo consider it a long shot for him to play in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. 'I would be very, very surprised if he got back on the field,' one source said.
Huddle Up: Owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, of course, are still holding out for a post-Christmas miracle, but all signs point toward a Kyle Orton start Sunday night against the visiting Eagles.

Posted: 12/23/2013 6:23pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has been ruled out for the season because of his back injury. Romo has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and will need to undergo surgery.
Huddle Up: This was a bit of a shocker. Kyle Orton will get the nod against the Eagles this week. Backups have done a pretty good job stepping up this season, but there are likely better options on the wire if you need a QB.

Posted: 12/17/2013 10:24pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones supports QB Tony Romo's decision making that led to the interceptions in the team's Week 15 game. "I was for the aggressiveness we showed ... and it can apply to many parts of the game," Jones said. "But in this particular case, aggressiveness was throwing the ball on our end of the field -- throwing the ball in there close. Aggressiveness with Romo can mean not throw the ball, but buy more time, which increases the chances of having a bad play."
Huddle Up: The QB hasn't been the most reliable of fantasy players either with his owners riding a Romo-coaster all season long. He's certainly had his moments, but he hasn't put together back-to-back 300-yard passing games all year. That said, Romo does close the season with a pair of strong matchups against the Skins and Eagles, and most of his owners are no doubt buckling up and preparing to ride things out 'til the end.

Posted: 12/2/2013 10:40am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (virus) played through a stomach virus in the Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders. He said Sunday, Dec. 1, that he took some medication for his illness but should be fine.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this means he will bounce back with a great game this week.

Posted: 10/6/2013 4:29pm et
The Dallas Cowboys believe QB Tony Romo (ribs) is healthy enough to be able to throw deep passes again. Romo was not throwing deep passes before because he was affected by a rib injury.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this is good news for his and his teammates' fantasy owners.

Posted: 10/1/2013 2:41pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident that WR Dez Bryant is the best he's been at any point in his career this year, and he thinks he should be getting more balls thrown his way by QB Tony Romo. Romo has completed 72.4 percent of his passes this year, good for third highest in the league, but he hasn't taken many risks, including throwing to a double-covered Bryant. 'The same kind of throw you throw to him in the end zone the other day that he made that catch,' Jones said. 'He can make that catch with two people on him. You throw him the ball when he's double-covered. He's been thrown to when he's double-covered. You can do that.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners think this, too. Fortunately, Bryant has been scoring well despite the fact Romo should be throwing him the ball more.

Posted: 9/19/2013 11:13am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will likely receive a pain-killing injection before the Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: Romo has played through similar pain and injections in the past, so this shouldn't be anything that causes fantasy owners to re-evaluate his effectiveness.

Posted: 9/11/2013 11:47pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday, Sept. 11, that the team is evaluating the No. 3 receiver job after WR Terrance Williams dropped two passes and busted a route in the first quarter which led to an interception by QB Tony Romo. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Sept. 10, that the team will give WR Dwayne Harris more looks at the third receiver spot.
Huddle Up: Williams is a Jerry Jones favorite but struggled in training camp. Harris had some moments late last season and could push Williams for the third receiver job if the rookie doesn't step up his game soon.

Posted: 9/9/2013 2:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (ribs) X-rays came back negative. Romo is expected to play in the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Romo owners. Start with confidence.

Posted: 9/9/2013 10:51am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will have X-rays on his ribs Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Romo was sandwiched just prior to halftime of the Cowboys' Sunday night win, but he returned for second-half action and finished with 263 yards and two TDs. Romo has already been wearing rib protection; now there may be even more need to do so. Regardless of what the x-rays say, as of now there's no reason to expect Romo to miss time.

Posted: 8/5/2013 12:23pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to make his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Romo was held out of Sunday's Hall of Fame game due to his back injury, but the move was precautionary; Cowboy fans and fantasy owners should get their first look at him in action this weekend.

Posted: 8/2/2013 5:21pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not play in the team�s first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 4. The decision was made because of offensive line issues, and the team having five preseason games. The decision was not based on the offseason back surgery Romo had.
Huddle Up: No real worries here as the 'Boys are playing 5 exhibition contests. So even if Romo misses 1 or 2, he'll still be on par with the league's other veteran QBs.

Posted: 7/30/2013 12:35am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) could play a series in the team's first preseason game Sunday, August 4. Romo would only play one series at most if he does get into the game.
Huddle Up: If Romo plays in the first preseason game -- and, obviously, makes it through without any setbacks -- you can erase any injury concerns you might have with the QB.

Posted: 7/9/2013 11:54am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has been rehabbing and throwing daily and is expected to be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Of course you're going to monitor the situation, but it's looking good right now for Romo, who will be looking to pick up where he left off in 2012 with WR Dez Bryant.

Posted: 6/18/2013 3:35am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to be fully recovered from his back surgery next week and will try to throw some passes to the remaining players at the team's facility.
Huddle Up: Still far too early to worry about Romo, and if he's throwing without incident next week there's no reason to ding his fantasy value based on the back issues.

Posted: 6/14/2013 1:20am et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) was throwing a little bit to WR Miles Austin from about 10 yards Thursday, June 13. He looked healthy.
Huddle Up: It's been quite an offseason so far for Romo, who signed a 6-year, $108 million deal in March and then underwent back surgery in April to remove a cyst. At this time, there's no reason to expect, though, that Romo won't be ready for training camp in a little over a month.

Posted: 6/5/2013 2:33pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said QB Tony Romo likely will not take part in the team's upcoming minicamp because the team wants to be cautious with Romo. Jones said Romo's rehab is going well and that Romo has been doing conditioning drills to stay in shape.
Huddle Up: Romo recently had back surgery, which will also cut into his rigorous offseason golf schedule. But right now the Cowboys are planning on Romo being available for training camp and the 2013 regular season, so prospective fantasy owners should prepare similarly.

Posted: 6/1/2013 11:28am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said the chemistry between himself and QB Tony Romo has evolved into something great. "It's a lot different. At the beginning, Tony was the teacher and I was the student. I felt like at times, it wasn't supposed to be like that. It came to a point where hey, I need to know this. But now, it's a whole different story. We are still working a few wrinkles out but for the most part, I've got everything down."
Huddle Up: Getting your franchise QB and your stud WR on the same page is a positive development for the Cowboys, and for Bryant's fantasy value.

Posted: 5/21/2013 12:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) had surgery to remove a cyst from his back just before the NFL Draft and will miss some OTA action. He's expected to be ready for mini camp next month.
Huddle Up: No worries: Romo's a veteran, and we're talking about a few days of May OTAs after all.