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QB Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys

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

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Tony Romo suffered a compression fracture in his back during an August 25th preseason game. The initial injury timeline was 6-10 weeks, but reports on August 31st put that timeline closer to 8-10 weeks, meaning that injured reserve with a later designation to return might be a very real possibility. Were that the case, Romo would not be able to return until Week 9, a November 6th game.

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 26): Romo (back injury) was listed as out on Friday's injury report, didn't practice at all last week, and he was inactive on Sunday as expected.

General News (Fri Sep 30): did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 29): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 28): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Dak Prescott did a good job setting up the running game with just enough passes (19/24 for 248 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken - vs. 41/199/3 rushing) to keep the defense backed off the line of scrimmage. He shared in the scoring fest in the rushing phase of the game with 4/36/1 to his credit. Prescott found Cole Beasley the most (seven targets for 7/73/0 receiving), also routinely hitting Terrance Williams (four for 4/88/0) and Dez Bryant (six for 3/40/1). Jason Witten caught a couple of balls - two targets for 2/25/0 - and ultimately the Cowboys won 31-17. The Dallas offense isn't built around the passing game, but when they take to the air Prescott has been effective. Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in one of the bones in his knee. He'll be evaluated further this week but coach Jason Garrett said he's hopeful Bryant can play Sunday. The 49ers' defense may be down a starting defensive back as cornerback/free safety Jimmie Ward is week-to-week with a quad strain suffered in the loss to the Seahawks last week. So far this season the 49ers average 254.7 net passing yards allowed per game (14th in the NFL) with six passing scores given out vs. four interceptions and five sacks generated to date. Last week, the Seahawks' quarterbacks amassed 22/32 for 291 yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -17 yards by Russell Wilson. Over the first three weeks of the season, San Francisco has averaged 21.5 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (13th-most in the NFL); and 23.8 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (16th); with 12.3 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (fourth-most). This is a so-so, middle-of-the-road secondary coming into Week Four. This looks like a neutral matchup for the young Dallas starter with much depending on Bryant's status.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Latest News

Cowboys | Friday injury report for Dallas (Fri Sep 30, 07:49 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) and OG La'el Collins (toe) have been ruled out for Week 4. DE Jack Crawford (shoulder), OT Doug Free (quadriceps), LB Andrew Gachkar (neck), FS Jeff Heath (knee), LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles'), CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) and OT Tyron Smith (back) are listed as questionable. Collins, Romo and Smith did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30. Nzeocha and Scandrick were limited during practice, while Crawford, Free, Gachkar and Heath fully participated in practice. LB Justin Durant (non-injury) did not practice but is not on the injury report.

Our View: It sounds like Smith is on the doubtful side of questionable with another missed practice, but the Cowboys offense can still function efficiently against a 49ers defense that is left out to dry by an inept offense.
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Cowboys | Thursday practice report for Dallas (Thu Sep 29, 10:40 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back), OT La'el Collins (toe) and OT Tyron Smith (back) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29. OT Doug Free (quadriceps), LB Andrew Gachkar (neck), LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles') and CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) were limited participants, and DE Jack Crawford (shoulder) was a full participant.

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Cowboys | Wednesday injury report for Cowboys (Wed Sep 28, 08:03 PM) - Dallas Cowboys OG La'el Collins (toe), LB Andrew Gachkar (neck), QB Tony Romo (back) and OT Tyron Smith (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28. DE Jack Crawford (shoulder), OT Doug Free (quadriceps), FS Jeff Heath (knee), LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles') and CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) were limited during practice.

Cowboys | Dallas inactives for Week 3 (Sun Sep 25, 07:34 PM) - Dallas Cowboys SS Kavon Frazier, RB Darius Jackson, LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles'), QB Tony Romo (back), CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstring), OT Tyron Smith and DE Charles Tapper (back) are inactive for the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo's recovery on schedule (Fri Sep 23, 11:29 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has begun throwing, and his recovery from a back injury is going well, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday, Sept. 23.

Our View: We could see Romo back in action for the Cowboys somewhere around Week 8. In the meantime, rookie Dak Prescott will continue to start at QB.
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Schedule

4@ San Francisco 49ers
5vs Cincinnati Bengals
6@ Green Bay Packers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9@ Cleveland Browns
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11vs Baltimore Ravens
12vs Washington Redskins
13@ Minnesota Vikings
14@ New York Giants
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16vs Detroit Lions
17@ Philadelphia Eagles