Tony Romo DAL -QBRomo had minor back surgery
Cowboys QB Tony Romo underwent surgery last month to remove a cyst on his back. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says it “could” keep him out until training camp, but Romo believes he’ll be ready for June minicamp. He’s already been cleared to resume throwing. “If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could,” he said. “This is just about being smart. That’s why I did it now. This will have no effect on training camp. No way will it have an impact. And I still think there’s a good chance I’m on the field for mini-camp.” There’s cause for concern any time a back is involved, but this sounds like it was a truly minor procedure. And Romo, a 7-year starter, doesn’t need the practice time this spring. We’ll continue to track his status, but consider his 2013 fantasy outlook unaffected.
Tony Romo DAL -QBgets 6-year extension
The Cowboys and QB Tony Romo have agreed to a 6-year, $108 million contract extension. He'll receive $55 million guaranteed -- 2nd most in NFL history behind only Tom Brady. The deal keeps Romo in Dallas through the 2019 season, when he'll be 39. Say what you want about his performance in big spots, but Romo has been one of the best QBs in the game over the past 6 years. He ranks among the top 10 in passing yards, TDs and completion percentage during that span. He's also finished as a top 10 fantasy QB in each of his last 5 healthy seasons. With Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten all back, Romo should be in that mix again in 2013.
Tony Romo DAL -QBplayed through cracked rib
Cowboys QB Tony Romo revealed that he suffered a cracked rib on his left side late in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Redskins. He never left the game, but threw for just 99 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT after halftime. Romo's 2012 season will be remembered as yet another time he was unable to come through in the clutch. But he played some of the best ball of his career, completing 66% of his passes for a career-high 4,903 yards. Despite the absence of a clutch gene, Romo will be back as Dallas' starter in 2013.
Tony Romo DAL -QBactive, starting
As expected, Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) is active and starting against the Giants tonight. He won't be at 100%, but it's a sweet matchup. Consider Romo a risk/reward fantasy option.
Tony Romo DAL -QBprobable for Week 17
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) made it through a week of limited practices and is listed as probable for Sunday night's game against the Giants. His hand is still a bit swollen, and Romo certainly carries some risk as a fantasy option this week. But he's squaring off against a team ranked 28th in fantasy points allowed to QBs. Romo posted 321 yards and 4 TDs against the G-Men just a few weeks ago. There's plenty of upside here.
Tony Romo DAL -QBhand improving
While Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) has been limited in practice the past 2 days, he's pleased with how his injured hand is progressing. "I just think everything is coming together like we thought," Romo said. "Each day is getting a little better. We'll be good to go this weekend." The hand is still a little swollen, and Romo has been throwing with it lightly taped. He'll start Sunday night's game against the Giants, but it remains to be seen if his performance will be impacted by the injury. Romo is a risk/reward fantasy play in Week 17.
Tony Romo DAL -QBlimited Wednesday
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) was officially limited in Wednesday's practice. While he didn't take the number of reps he normally would, HC Jason Garrett said that Romo had no problems gripping the ball. He remains on track to start Sunday night's do-or-die game against the Giants.
Tony Romo DAL -QBexpects to play Week 17
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (hand) confirmed that he fully expects to play against the Giants next weekend. “I’ll be fine,” Romo said. “I think it’s just going to be a few days, do all the stuff [in rehab], but I’ll be good to go next week.” X-rays on the hand came back negative, although the FOX broadcast showed Romo's hand incredibly swollen just minutes after he banged it on DE Jason Babin's helmet. He probably won't practice much this week, but we'd be shocked if Romo didn't play in a must-win game next Sunday.
Tony Romo DAL -QBleaves with hand injury
Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffered a right (throwing) hand injury after taking a big hit in the 1st quarter of Saturday's game against the Eagles. Dallas' game is now meaningless with the Giants defeating the Jets, so don't expect to see Romo back in there even if the injury isn't serious. We'll pass along an update when we get one. QB Stephen McGee has entered the game for the Cowboys.
Update: X-rays on Romo's hand came back negative. It's swollen, though, and he won't re-enter today's game. The good news is that he appears to have a solid chance of playing against the Giants next week.
Tony Romo DAL -QBprobable for Week 6
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ribs) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He'll continue to wear a flak jacket and will take another pain-killing injection, but Romo is healthier now than he's been the past few weeks.
Tony Romo DAL -QBstill protecting ribs
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ribs) will take another pain-killing injection and continue to wear a kevlar vest for Sunday's game against the Patriots. "I'm feeling better," Romo said. "Every week that goes by gets better and better. Hopefully in about a couple of weeks it'll be back to normal. Until then we have to do some little things to get over it." Romo has been practicing in full this week and is in no danger of missing the game. He's a high-upside option in the plus matchup, but this is a reminder that he still comes with some risk.
Tony Romo DAL -QBactive
As expected, Cowboys QB Tony Romo (rib) is active for today's game against the Lions. He's healthier than last week but will still wear extra chest protection. His production will hinge on whether or not his offensive line can keep Ndamukong Suh and Co. at bay. We're not too confident. Consider Romo a risky fantasy starter.
Tony Romo DAL -QBquestionable, expected to play
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (rib) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. He's fully expected to start, likely after taking another pain-killing injection. It's a scary matchup against a dominant Detroit front-7 though. And with WR Miles Austin (hamstring) out and WR Dez Bryant (quad) banged-up, Romo is more of a QB2 this week.
Tony Romo DAL -QBlimited Wednesday
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (rib) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he practiced at all is a good sign that his condition is improving. He'll start Sunday's game against the Lions -- a dangerous matchup against an impressive pass-rush.
Tony Romo DAL -QBmakes it through Week 3
Cowboys QB Tony Romo made it through Monday night's game against the Redskins without re-injuring his ribs. "It's not going to be any worse than it was last week," Romo said after the win. "Theoretically, it should keep improving each week a little bit. If you can do that, you can handle it the next time I guess." Romo will gut it out again this Sunday against the Lions before Dallas' Week 5 bye. He was clearly protecting those ribs on each throw last night, though, and will be a risky fantasy option until he proves he's back to 100%.
Tony Romo DAL -QBactive
As expected, Cowboys QB Tony Romo is active for tonight's game against the Redskins. He's expected to take a pain-killing shot to help deal with that punctured lung and cracked rib. He'll also wear a kevlar flak jacket. (Ed Werder and the maker of the jacket just demonstrated its strength in one of the most awkward TV segments we've ever seen. Werder was wacking the guy in the chest with a shovel. We couldn't make this stuff up!) There's still a chance that Romo aggravates either injury and is forced to leave the game early. But if you waited on him, go ahead and get him in your starting lineup.
Tony Romo DAL -QBquestionable for Week 3
The Cowboys have listed QB Tony Romo (rib) as questionable for Monday night's game against the Redskins. He was able to put in a limited practice on Saturday. His situation comes down to pain tolerance, and all indications are that Romo will give it a go. He'll sport a flak jacket to protect that fractured rib, but there's still a chance that he's forced from the game early if he takes a big shot. Consider Romo a risky fantasy option. And with WR Miles Austin out, and WR Dez Bryant banged-up, Romo's upside is limited. We'd bench him this week if you have a viable alternative.
Tony Romo DAL -QBstill out Friday
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ribs) missed practice again on Friday. He still has a chance to get some work in Saturday. The team remains optimistic about his chances of playing on Monday night against the Redskins, but he's shaping up as a game-time decision. Owners planning on starting Romo this week need to roster backup QB Jon Kitna as insurance.
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