Oh No Tony Romo! Dallas Quarterback Suffers Broken Collerbone
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Dallas Cowboys and hey, it couldn’t happen to a better team. You never want to root for injuries. But honestly, if we read another story about Dallas as a Super Bowl contender, we were going to vomit. Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reported, Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone in the third quarter of their 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo landed on his shoulder, during a strip-sack by linebacker Jordan Hicks. The Cowboys are already hurting on the offense with receiver Dez Bryant out possibly anywhere from six to 12 weeks due to a broken right foot. The play of the Eagles defense was the only bright spot in a bad game for quarterback Sam Bradford and Philly offense.
The Eagles responded to the Dallas turnover with two first downs. Soon enough the Philadelphia Eagles were in scoring position. Just when things looked too good to be true, they were. Bradford threw an interception directly to Sean Lee in the end zone on an awful throw. Bradford was picked off for the second time in the game after a catchable ball bounced off tight end Zack Ertz’s hands. For as much as the quarterback struggled, he certainly wasn’t getting much help from his pass-catchers.
What’s Next for the Injured Romo
Romo went to the locker room and, according to Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY, he was being evaluated for a left shoulder injury and was questionable to return. According to Erin Andrews of FOX, Romo told trainers, “It’s broken,” as he exited the field.
Romo will be re-evaluated next week and currently, there is no timeline for his return. This is the second time the 35-year-old quarterback has injured his collarbone. He previously broke his left collarbone in Week 7 of 2010. Romo missed the remainder of the season. “I’ll be back,” Romo told FOX Sports’ Andrews after the game. “It’s going to take a little bit of time. It’s a broken bone. It is what it is.” In the immediate future, back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden will be taking the snaps for the Cowboys.
Cowboys fans and followers of the NFL will be asking themselves; Have we seen the last of Tony Romo? He’s on the back end of 30 and has not been able to stay healthy for the past few years. A broken collarbone is a serious injury–is it time for America’s Team to move from Tony Romo? In conclusion, the time has come for a change, in our opinion. Fantasy Football owners, adjust your rosters accordingly.