By Steve Kelly
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo may be out for 10 weeks!
The Cowboys announced yesterday that Romo has a broken bone in his back. According to multiple reports, Romo, 36, could miss 6-10 weeks with a compression fracture. The Cowboys’ bye occurs in Week 7.
He suffered a brutal hit from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril in Thursday night’s preseason game. Romo expressed relief that he was OK afterward even though he was removed from the game as a precautionary measure given his history of back problems.
“We’re confident that he’s going to be coming back and playing football for us this year,” coach Jason Garrett said but provided no timetable on Romo’s return.
Rookie Dak Prescott is currently the team’s backup and has had an outstanding preseason. He seemed to allay concerns that the team needed to add a veteran behind Romo despite losing Kellen Moore to a broken ankle during training camp.
Romo missed 12 games in 2015 after breaking his collarbone twice. He has also had multiple back surgeries during his 14-year career.