Romo out indefinitely with broken bone in his back
Published on Saturday, 8/27/16, at 3:12 p.m. Eastern.
On the third play of Dallas’s preseason game against Seattle on Thursday night, Tony Romo scrambled to his left and took a hit as he was sliding to the ground. He came up wincing and left the game.
Romo pleaded to return a few plays later, but head coach Jason Garrett would have nothing of it. We were led to believe it wasn’t a serious injury, but the Cowboys confirmed early Saturday afternoon that an MRI revealed a broken bone in Romo’s back.
The veteran QB is out indefinitely. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported via twitter that his sources indicated that the injury won’t require surgery.
Check out this tweet from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
My understanding is that best-case scenario is that #Cowboys QB Tony Romo returns by mid-season. He broke a different bone than last time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2016
Rapoport’s next tweet said Romo would need an epidural to play at that point. Ouch!
The good news? Dak Prescott has been tearing it up in the preseason. Yes, I get it. It is the preseason.
But like it or not, it’s Dak Time in Dallas. And it says here that he can do this.
Prescott hasn’t been playing in the MAC. He’s been playing in the SEC West, leading Mississippi St. to two of its best seasons in school history in 2014 and ’15. He destroyed the school’s record books, easily eclipsing Wayne Madkin’s stats by throwing for 9,376 career yards.
Prescott had a 69/23 career touchdown-to-interception ratio for the Bulldogs. He had 23 rushing scores in ’14 and ’15. He brings a legit scrambling dynamic to the table.
In three preseason games, Prescott leads the NFL with a 158.3 passer rating, throwing four TD passes without an interception. He also has a pair of rushing TDs.
Romo has been dealing with injuries galore recently. Each of the last three years saw him go down with a season-ending injury.