QB Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 219||Born: 4-21-1980||College: Eastern Illinois||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 30): Romo suffered another collarbone fracture and he is out for the season.
Week 13: at Washington Redskins
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 12 vs CAR (11 / 21 / 106 / 0 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Romo's poor performance against Carolina's stout defense was cut short by his season-ending injury late in the third quarter. On a three-man rush, Romo was driven to the turf and broke his collarbone. At the time of injury, the game was essentially over as Dallas trailed 30-6. Romo was off-target frequently, overthrowing Dez Bryant on a deep route, and throwing three interceptions in the first half. Two of Romo's interceptions were returned for a touchdown, including on the Cowboys' opening drive of the game. In what was a lost season, Romo ended with more interceptions than touchdowns and multiple turnovers in three of his four games played. Romo will enter next season at 36 years old with a checkered injury history.
2015 Week 11 vs MIA (18 / 28 / 227 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
The rust was present for Tony Romo in his first start since returning from injury. In Miami, Romo had to deal with heavy rain to open the game, shifting to bright sunshine later in the first half. Romo missed more routine throws than executed tight window completions, but boosted a previously anemic passing game headed by Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel. Romo squandered an easy red zone trip, sustaining pocket pressure resulting in a floating interception over the middle. The same sequence of events occurred when targeting Robert Turbin under duress later in the game - another loss of at least a field goal attempt. Romo's highlight plays were enough against the struggling Miami offense. Romo spun away from pressure, finding Devin Street on a deep out route. Later, Romo finished a touchdown drive with accurate throws to Terrance Williams on an in-cut plus a deep sideline route for a 14-0 lead before halftime. With a much stiffer test against Carolina next week, Romo will need to round into form quickly for Dallas to remain in the divisional playoff race.
2015 Week 2 vs PHI (18 / 27 / 195 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
The Cowboys offense moved the ball well with Tony Romo under center against Philadelphia. The offensive line protected Romo well early in the game. Penalties and stalling for field goals kept the game within reach as Dallas dominated with 23 minutes of time of possession in the first half. Romo moved the offense straight down the field on two occasions as Romo was accurate from the pocket. His highlight throw came on a deep sideline route to Lance Dunbar, perfectly thrown over the running back's outside shoulder. In the mid-third quarter, the Eagles' pocket pressure on Romo reached its climax, forcing a fumble and Romo sustaining a fractured left clavicle on the play. Early reports are Romo will miss a majority of the regular season as a result, a similar timeline to Dez Bryant returning from his foot surgery.
2015 Week 1 vs NYG (36 / 45 / 356 / 3 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Romo was well protected throughout the season-opening tilt against the Giants. The Dallas offensive line stoned the depleted New York defensive line, at times allowing Romo five or more seconds to survey the field for secondary options. Romo was in game-manager mode, rarely venturing downfield with pass attempts. Instead, Romo stays ahead of the sticks and was on-target on underneath routes. The opening drive of the game, a 10-minute jaunt down to the Giants goal line, stalled as Romo uncharacteristically airmailed Dez Bryant on the third down jump ball. Despite Tony Romo's efforts to control the game and the clock, two Terrance Williams' drops plus a Cole Beasley fumble derailed Dallas' plans en route to a first half deficit. Romo's interception came on a tipped pass off Jason Witten's hands. Through all the errors, empty yards, and squandered drives, Romo had the ball with 89 seconds remaining down by six points. With no timeouts and Dez Bryant out of the lineup with a foot injury, Romo led the offense straight down the field, culminating in a stick touchdown throw to Jason Witten at the goal line for the ultimate game-winning touchdown. The short-range approach to the passing game is likely to continue with Dez Bryant out of the lineup.
Latest NewsCowboys | Matt Cassel the starter once again (Fri Nov 27, 05:35 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Matt Cassel is the starting quarterback again with QB Tony Romo (clavicle) out for the rest of the year. The Cowboys expect Romo to be 100% for the offseason program in March. QB Kellen Moore will likely be added off the practice squad to back up Cassel. link to story Cowboys | Tony Romo's season over (Fri Nov 27, 11:39 AM) - Updating earlier reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) had a CT scan Friday, Nov. 27, that confirmed a hairline fracture in his left collarbone, and his season is over. He will not require surgery, according to owner Jerry Jones. link to story Cowboys | Tony Romo decision coming Friday (Fri Nov 27, 08:43 AM) - Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (clavicle) tests were inconclusive, which the team was adamant about. He'll have a CT scan Friday, Nov. 27. Our View: We should still proceed as if Romo is out for the season, and the Cowboys offensive expectations should be adjusted downward appropriately.
link to story Cowboys | Tony Romo out for the year? (Thu Nov 26, 09:32 PM) - Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) will have more tests on his injured left collarbone Friday, Nov. 27, but a source close to the situation said that Romo is 'done for the season.' Our View: That leaves Matt Cassel in charge, which isn't what the Cowboys were hoping for. It's fair to think that maybe this will end the Cowboys hopes for a playoff berth, even in the lackluster NFC East.
link to story Cowboys | Tony Romo struggled before injury (Thu Nov 26, 08:32 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) went 11-for-21 for 106 yards and three interceptions against the Carolina Panthers in Week 12 before he left with his clavicle injury. Our View: It was a brutal day before the injury. Romo didn't look right and Carolina brought a lot of pressure. Things are looking grim for Dallas and this offense without Romo, despite the poor game.
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