Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been mulling surgical options for his collarbone for a while now and he’s reportedly come to a decision about what procedure he’ll have this offseason.
According to multiple reports, Romo has opted to have a Mumford procedure on his left collarbone after a CT scan this week. That procedure involves shaving down part of the bone and was chosen over having a plate surgically implanted on the collarbone in hopes of avoiding future injuries. Romo broke his collarbone twice last season and once in 2010.
The surgery comes with an expected recovery time of 6-8 weeks, which would leave open the possibility of Romo taking part in OTAs later in the offseason.
Between now and then, the Cowboys will sort out who will back up Romo during the 2016 season. Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore all had a turn last year and it didn’t go well for Dallas, leading to a lot of discussion about which direction the team’s search for a better option will take in the coming months.