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.