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QB Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys

6-2, 219Born: 4-21-1980College: Eastern IllinoisDrafted: ---

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Dallas QB Tony Romo suffered an injury to his left collarbone, the same side that he fractured earlier in the year. More information will come out on Friday, but it sounds as though Romo probably suffered another fracture. If so, he would likely go to season-ending injured reserve.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Romo had some shaky moments, but he also got Terrance Williams involved and had a solid fantasy day despite being rusty and playing part of the game in heavy rains. He'll only get better from here, although maybe not on Thanksgiving against the Panthers.

General News (Fri Nov 27): 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.

General News (Fri Nov 27): is scheduled to undergo more tests after X-rays on his injured clavicle were inconclusive, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Romo said his clavicle feels similar to the way it did when he broke it earlier in the season. Romo said he heard something when he went to the ground. A source close to the situation said that Romo is "done for the season."

General News (Wed Nov 25): practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Tue Nov 24): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Carolina Panthers

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Tony Romo got back under center last week, and the Cowboys won a game! He wasn't perfect (18/28 for 227 yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions thrown) but he was good enough to get the 'W'. Terrance Williams (four targets for 4/79/1 receiving) and Dez Bryant (nine for 4/45/1) celebrated his return with TDs, while Jason Witten glided to a three for 2/27/0 performance as Romo threw to the wideouts mostly in Week 11. We'll see how the passes are distributed here in Week 12, but at least the passing game has some vertical element in Dallas again. The Panthers' pass D is ranked seventh in the NFL averaging 228.3 net passing yards per game, and they have more interceptions (15, best in the NFL) than TDs allowed (12). The Panthers have 31 sacks, tied for third-most in the NFL, while Dallas is tied for 16th in the NFL with 22 sacks allowed. Over the past four weeks (four games), this team is ranked in the middle of the NFL regarding fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (20 on average, 18th in the NFL); 15th in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (9.3); and is 19th in the league in fantasy points given out to opposing wide receivers (20). Last week, Kirk Cousins managed 22/30 for 172 net passing yards, one TD and one interception while taking five sacks for -35 yards. This is a tough matchup for the Cowboys' reborn passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at MIA 71 18 28 227 2 2 2 2 0 0 17.55
12 vs CAR 33 11 21 106 0 3 0 0 0 0 2.3
12 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 22 33 * * * 2 * * * *
12 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 21 32 * * * 2 * * * *
12 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom * 20 32 * * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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 News

Cowboys | 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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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