Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed on Thursday what was obvious enough when quarterback Tony Romo broke his clavicle: Romo is far from a lock to return this season, and the Cowboys’ record will probably play a factor in his status.
(Heck, it was obvious enough for us to conclude two days ago.)
“We’ll just see what the circumstances are at that time,” Jones said
Thursday via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “We’ll see how well we’re playing. They remember what you do in
November. That is an old college saying that my coach used to say all
Jones didn’t rule out playing Romo if the team is out of playoff contention.
“We will be weighing that aspect of where he is in the healing process
relative to any risk that you might take with him playing,” Jones said.
We don’t think the Cowboys will rally to contend, but it’s also somewhat amazing how few people around the team think they can even be respectable without their starting quarterback. The Steelers went 3-1 without Ben Roethlisberger. The Patriots went 11-5 without Tom Brady.
The Cowboys have built up their defense over the years enough it should be able to carry them. It just doesn’t seem likely to happen