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Report: Tony Romo out closer to eight weeks

After a followup CT-scan on his fractured clavicle Tuesday, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks of action.

A source told Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com that it’s likely to be closer to eight weeks.  No surgery will be required.

We’d expect the Cowboys to keep Romo on the roster, but we wouldn’t necessarily expect to see him again this season.  Let’s say Watkins’ source is right and it’s eight weeks.  That would put Romo with a chance to return in Week Fifteen.

It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys bringing Romo back and risk him getting hurt again unless they are in playoff contention.  They would probably have to go 5-2 over the next seven weeks to retain any realistic hope, and even that would only put them at 6-7 for the season.   

Even if Roy Williams is right about Jon Kitna, there’s no reason to believe that will happen.

UPDATE: The Cowboys confirmed the 6-8 week timeline and that Romo wouldn’t need surgery.

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22 Responses to “Report: Tony Romo out closer to eight weeks”
  1. Christmas Ape says: Oct 26, 2010 2:10 PM

    And, if Roy Williams is right about Jon Kitna, and somehow they go 5-2 in that stretch…do you even bring back Romo?

  2. Neverend says: Oct 26, 2010 2:14 PM

    Maybe this is just what dallas needed lol
    was jon kitna a guy that could win close games?

  3. HolyMoly says: Oct 26, 2010 2:14 PM

    He will be placed on IR, as will Brett Favre.

  4. DopeBoys says: Oct 26, 2010 2:16 PM

    Dallas maybe beats Detroit. Thats it.

  5. Tim Couch says says: Oct 26, 2010 2:20 PM

    Er, but what happens when Kittena gets hurt?

  6. gwylie1 says: Oct 26, 2010 2:20 PM

    I don’t see how this was a potential super bowl team. They are/were highly overrated. They have about 3 really good players, Romo Witten, and Ware. Besides that, where is the talent? Austin is a decent WR. Dez has done nothing. Their RBs suck and the D got lit up. As Parcells once said “you are what your record is.” I love all the self-delusional Cowboys fans.

  7. Andy0426 says: Oct 26, 2010 2:22 PM

    Skinsblowpoles says:
    watch a real team tonight mther fing htrs….we are going on a roll and i am so pumped up i could deck every 4skin loser on this site……
    as i am typing we just rammed it down their throats for a td…pro bowler romo and witten connect baby td….eat that!!!!
    …………………………………………………………………………
    How are you liking that loss now sucka!! Boysroll/Skinsblow 1/Skinsblowpoles, you sir are pathetic!!!
    Be a man and stick to one username, we all know losers like you say things like mther fing htrs. Enjoy your stay in the NFC east cellar!!!

  8. Jets suck says: Oct 26, 2010 2:22 PM

    With all the money he’s making, i would play him on Defense. I mean sure, Romo can’t run and now he may have a hard time lifting his hands over his head but how much worse could the Cowboys Defense be???

  9. Vee says: Oct 26, 2010 2:28 PM

    I just hope Jerry “madman” Jones doesn’t come after Sean Payton to coach his team next year (since this year is essentially now a “throw away”season for Dallas).
    And hopefully, Sean knows that Jerry is the ultimate ego maniac and the consumate medler, and nobody in their right mind would take the job.

  10. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Oct 26, 2010 2:46 PM

    Nice of Williams to shoot a vote of confidence over to his former QB. But the reality is that Kitna is older and ill prepared for the role expected of him. He is more of a “mop up” guy.
    Who is going rally these guys into a winning streak? Jerry? He made a real horses arse of himself with his Jerry’s State of the Union Address before the game on national tv.
    We need a Football Whisperer.

  11. ham1 says: Oct 26, 2010 3:28 PM

    That was some game huh boysroll? Any more predictions you pathetic loser? I loved seeing the deflation of the puke fans and there faces as they saw that they couldnt hold down the giants even after being spotted 10 points right off the bat. Even better was all the loser fans heading out when they still had a chance to possibly win. Fair weather fans. No stars on cars today around these parts….where did they all go? And Skelator, I loved looking at his face as he was in total disbelief…LMFAO.
    Kinta may not choke as frequently as Romo. Pukes are not out of it yet but you are dangling by a hair. Oh yea, has it dawned on you yet that you are not representing the NFC in the Super Bowl this year and some other team is gonna lift its leg in your house?

  12. Pookphi says: Oct 26, 2010 3:32 PM

    What are the chances the Cowboys raid the UFL for an aging journeyman (e.g., Jeff Garcia, Daunte Culpepper), if they can be had relatively cheaply?
    I think that gives them a better chance to win that Kitna, even knowing that he’s better-versed in the offense.

  13. skinsblowpoles says: Oct 26, 2010 3:34 PM

    andy…you are hostile bro…chill out my man. who the hell are boysroll and skinsblow anyway.
    I just know the boys will finish ahead of you sorry a 4skins.
    take a vacation or hit a happy hr. gheez…….

  14. FinFan6886 says: Oct 26, 2010 3:43 PM

    gwylie1 says:
    October 26, 2010 2:20 PM
    I don’t see how this was a potential super bowl team. They are/were highly overrated. They have about 3 really good players, Romo Witten, and Ware. Besides that, where is the talent? Austin is a decent WR. Dez has done nothing. Their RBs suck and the D got lit up. As Parcells once said “you are what your record is.” I love all the self-delusional Cowboys fans
    ————————————–
    The Cowboys have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. There is no way you can dispute that and some of your comments are “self-delusional”. The Cowboys have great players but they have failed to play like a great team. They have been overhyped because of the players they have. They have not played well as a team and have made several stupid plays and coaching decisions. They have been undisciplined and it is hurting them on the field. Blame the players, blame the coaches and blame the owner for caring more about merchandizing and the Cowboys’ PR tour than ensuring the coaches/players are given the best opportunity to excell.

  15. stunzeed2 says: Oct 26, 2010 4:02 PM

    There was a flicker of light in the basement of the NFC East last night for the Failboys….but the Giants walked down to the cellar, screwed out the light-bulb, and ended it.
    Well, at least the Failboys get to host the Superbowl.
    Hail to the clavicles.

  16. bigbillyt says: Oct 26, 2010 4:08 PM

    Barry Switzer might be getting another call from Jerry–jerry’s logic will be: “well golly gee last time I brought him in ‘ere he went and won a super bowl”…….
    seriously though–how much you wanna bet kurt warner gets a call this week? “Heh Kurt–how bout y’all come on down here and lets go host a super bowl together

  17. steve2e says: Oct 26, 2010 4:26 PM

    Want to watch Randy Moss catch lots of touchdowns?
    Fire Brad Childress and free Minnesota

  18. LAEaglefan says: Oct 26, 2010 4:27 PM

    One thing Tony Romo has over John Kitna is mobility. Kitna is like a statue back there just waiting to be sacked.

  19. Channel124 says: Oct 26, 2010 5:06 PM

    Week 15? Just in time to see Orakpo again…good luck with that.

  20. funi says: Oct 26, 2010 5:28 PM

    With the 1st pick in the 2011 draft, Dallas Cowboys select……………………..

  21. bigbillyt says: Oct 26, 2010 5:38 PM

    ‘skin’s blitzes will be more complex and in sync by week 15–plus need to redeem for barely beating cowpukes in week one and not being more forceful and making mistakes……ned to pin ears back and rub the silly girly stars of their shiny helmuts

  22. PackerFanforDecades says: Oct 27, 2010 6:57 PM

    hi … surgery for broken collarbones is rare, despite the severity of the fracture.
    I broke one of mine deades ago in an auto accident and it was busted into several pieces in the middle. I still have a visible bump there where it healed up (in about 8 weeks).
    The doctor told me back then that surgery for collar bone breaks is a bad idea because that makes healing a bigger problem … it takes even longer if you bust the skin and try to fix it.
    I recall that after the healing was done, it took a while to get back into shape. I was in college at the time and I found it hard to immediately recover full use …. knocked me out of intramural touch football for a while.

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