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2 weeks ago

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. It’s a plus matchup, but the back issue adds risk. And Dallas figures to go run-heavy in London. Romo sits 14th in our Week 10 QB Rankings.

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2 weeks ago

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is listed as probable for this weekend's game against the Jaguars.  He sat out on Wednesday but practiced on Thursday and Friday -- the same routine he's had all year.  The back issue is still a reason for Dallas to go as run-heavy as they have all season, if not more so.  And there's at least some risk of re-injury for Romo.  It makes him a risky Week 10 fantasy play.

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) put in a limited practice on Thursday -- his first since fracturing 2 bones in his back 10 days ago.  "It's improving each day, and I think if we do something positive each day, there's a good chance," Romo said after practice.  Owner Jerry Jones again said that he expects Romo to play against Jacksonville this weekend.  "I’m anticipating him playing," Jones said. “I have no reason to think that he won’t."  We'll have another update on Romo tomorrow, but he's on track to play on Sunday.  He'll be more of a QB2 in fantasy football, though.  Dallas figures to go run-heavy in a game they should control.

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3 weeks ago

Cowboys QB Tony Romo sat out Wednesday's practice to rest his troublesome back. It's not necessarily a bad sign for his Sunday status. Romo has often missed Wednesday workouts this year to rest his back, even when further removed from the injury. Dallas seems to expect him to be in the lineup against the Jaguars, but we'll keep an eye on his status into the weekend.

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Cowboys HC Jason Garrett echoed owner Jerry Jones' optimism about QB Tony Romo's Week 10 status.  “Hopefully, he just progresses,” Garrett said Monday. “He’s gotten better and better every day since the injury. Hopefully he’ll feel better from a pain standpoint and hopefully that’ll positively reflect his ability to move around, get some stiffness out. We’ve got a couple days before we practice. Hopefully he’ll handle the flight [to London] well, get over there, blood will be flowing through his body, and he’ll feel good.”  We'll track Romo's progress throughout the week.  He'll be a risky fantasy starter if active against the Jaguars this weekend, but his return would be good news for WRs Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals that he expects QB Tony Romo (back) to return for Week 10. QB Brandon Weeden struggled in Romo's place, completing just 18 of 33 passes for 183 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. Just 4 of those completions went to WRs Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. Romo will travel with the team to London, but we'll see if he's able to play through his painful back injury.

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3 weeks ago

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. QB Brandon Weeden will make his 1st start since Week 13 of last year. Click here for our updated Week 9 projections for the Cowboys offense.

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3 weeks ago

NFL Network's Desmond Purnell reports that Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not play against the Cardinals today.  Purnell adds that Romo is dealing with 2 fractures in the transverse process of his back.  The transverse process is a bone that extends out from the main vertebrae.  This injury isn't related to Romo's 2013 back surgery, and there's reportedly a good chance he returns for Week 10.  QB Brandon Weeden gets the start today, though.  The 31-year-old looked solid in place of Romo last week, completing 4 of 6 passes for 69 yards and a score.  Weeden is just a low-end QB2 in fantasy, but he's good enough to keep Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten in starter range.  RB DeMarco Murray is looking at another big workload today.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on a Friday radio appearance that QB Tony Romo (back) is "moving around and feeling better."  Jones added that Romo remains a game-time call.  We'll know his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Romo will be a risky fantasy play if active.  He looked uncomfortable after the injury last Monday night and didn't practice at all this week.  And Romo being at less than 100% would only make it easier for Dallas to go run-heavy.  If Romo can't play, QB Brandon Weeden would draw in.  He'd be just a low-end QB2 in fantasy but has enough arm talent to keep Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten afloat.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said QB Tony Romo's Week 9 status will come down to "soreness, stiffness and pain tolerance."  He can't do any additional damage to his back by playing, and Romo has a history of playing through pain.  The question is how effective he can be.  Jones admitted that Romo could be a game-time decision.  Cowboys-Cardinals kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday.

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ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons hears that Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is "at best questionable" for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.  Romo was able to return on Monday night, but it took a pain-killing shot to get him back out there.  And he undoubtedly woke up sore on Tuesday.  Of course, Romo has a history of playing through injuries, so don't count him out for Week 9.  But he'll be a risky fantasy start if he plays.  QB Brandon Weeden will start if Romo can't.  Fitzsimmons adds that Romo's season "is not in jeopardy."

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Test results on Cowboys QB Tony Romo have not yet come back, according to HC Jason Garrett.  But Garrett did say on Tuesday that it's "a separate injury, not related to what he had last year."  That's excellent news.  It sounds like Romo is dealing with a run-of-the-mill bruise.  We're expecting him to play against the Cardinals this Sunday, although the back could still cause some trouble.  He didn't look comfortable after returning on Monday night.  Romo is shaping up as a risk/reward Week 9 fantasy starter.

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1 month ago

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett confirmed after Monday night's game that x-rays on QB Tony Romo's back came back negative.  That was obviously the case since Dallas allowed Romo to re-enter.  Owner Jerry Jones said that his QB was diagnosed with a "contusion," but Garrett said more tests are planned.  Romo looked uncomfortable after returning from the injury.  That'll make him a shaky Week 9 fantasy start, assuming he plays against the Cardinals.

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1 month ago

Cowboys QB Tony Romo appeared to re-injure his back in the 3rd quarter of Monday night's game against the Redskins.  He took a knee to the lower back and was in obvious pain.  He gingerly limped off the field and back into the locker room.  Remember that Romo has undergone a pair of back surgeries since April 2013, so this is obviously a major concern.  Brandon Weeden is Dallas' backup QB.

Update: Romo returned with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

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