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Jerry Jones: Tony Romo MRI Monday expected to reveal good news

FILE -  In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and tight end Jason Witten (82) talk on the sideline during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals,in Arlington, Texas. Quarterback Tony Romo is hurt again, and his favorite tight end is here to tell you the Cowboys can make it work without him, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File) AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Tony Romo appears close to returning as the starting quarterback in Dallas.

Jones said after today’s win over the Bengals that Romo is set for an MRI on Monday, and that the team is expecting it to show that Romo will soon return from his preseason back injury.

“I just know that I do expect a good report Monday,” Jones said. “I know that Tony is feeling better.”

Jones said that when Romo is deemed healthy, Dak Prescott will move down to No. 2 on the depth chart.

“Tony is our No. 1 quarterback. We’re going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both,” he said. “I don’t want to presume that Dak is going to be necessarily healthy, I don’t want to presume anything like that. But I welcome the opportunity of having Dak playing at this level and Tony back in excellent health. It’s going to be really special for the Cowboys.”

When Romo was injured last year, it effectively ended the Cowboys’ season. This year the Cowboys have won four in a row without Romo, but when Romo is healthy he’ll still get the starting job back. And that may be soon.

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40 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Tony Romo MRI Monday expected to reveal good news”
  1. buess21 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:36 PM

    People can, and likely will, take issue with Romo getting his job back. I love what I see out of Prescott, but he’s thrown maybe 5 passes more than 20 yards downfield. The future is bright with Dak, but with Romo the offensive gameplan expands and the field opens up a little further. As a Cowboy fan, this is a great position to be in.

  2. Bill Marsh says: Oct 9, 2016 10:38 PM

    After the bye

  3. Sal Tynuts says: Oct 9, 2016 10:39 PM

    Jerry: We have great news after Tony’s MRI. We have found multiple fractures throughout his body. Dak will start until 2023…then we’ll give Romo another MRI.

  4. briang123 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:45 PM

    The good news being he’s out for the season thus avoiding a big problem.

  5. cosmicredneck81 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:46 PM

    No no no please we finally have some chemistry with this team putting romo back in would be our kryptonite look it all boils down to this had Tony been in there all this time he would have had at least one interception in every game and at least one multiple pick game dak ain’t thrown one yet and this team is behind him romo is a progress stopper don’t do it

  6. dallasdominates says: Oct 9, 2016 10:47 PM

    Rookies are rookies for a reason, and the longer we get in the season, the more tougher it will become. NOBODY, AND I MEAN NOBODY thought Dak and this team would perform they way he has. Heck Wentz wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing if Teddy didn’t get hurt, and I’m not even sure Bradford would be doing what he is doing if he was still in Philly. To have a Qb like romo hitless for the last 5 weeks preparing to come back to our offense that is taking its’ stride is a great thing for us, if our aspirations is to play deep in January. He was one bad a call away from doing it 2 years ago, I believe he can definitely do it now.

  7. finfansince68 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:52 PM

    Hey Jerry, we’d take Romo with his glass shoulder & back right now – he’d be a huge improvement over what we got in Tannehill!

  8. celticsforever says: Oct 9, 2016 10:53 PM

    Jerruh: the most interesting man in the world…..

    Doctor
    GM Extrordinaire
    Director of the Glasses Cleaning Dept.
    Enabler of all that is trash in humankind

  9. fumblenuts says: Oct 9, 2016 10:54 PM

    “Jones said that when Romo is deemed healthy, Dak Prescott will move down to No. 2 on the depth chart.”

    Bad move……………….

  10. tacowrecker says: Oct 9, 2016 10:55 PM

    Yep. Gonna reveal the winning powerball numbers

  11. ipdaily69 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:55 PM

    Good teams let the head coach decide who will be the starting QB. And then there’s Dallas….aka….Jerrah’s Hobby

  12. dtroxallday says: Oct 9, 2016 10:57 PM

    Do you risk messing with the chemistry this current group has developed by bringing in suspended and healthy starters as they become available? I hate Dallas but I have to admit they seem to have a pretty dang good thing goin’ on right now.

  13. politiciansareallthesame says: Oct 9, 2016 10:59 PM

    Warner was MVP when he got hurt and the Rams sticked with Buldger. Romo was never MVP or came close to being in a Super Bowl. Nothing is changing after 10 years. To think otherwise is pure insanity.

  14. naes says: Oct 9, 2016 11:00 PM

    As a Giants fan, Romo replacing Prescott sounds like good news to me.

  15. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 11:05 PM

    buess21 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 10:36 PM

    People can, and likely will, take issue with Romo getting his job back. I love what I see out of Prescott, but he’s thrown maybe 5 passes more than 20 yards downfield.
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    I thought the goal was to win the game, not fling the ball all over the field.

    When Romo played he made a lot of big plays and and enough dumb mistakes to ensure that the team never got within sniffing distance of the SB.

  16. 6250claimer says: Oct 9, 2016 11:06 PM

    Tony’s done. As long as Dak stays upright, he should never see the field again.

  17. dallasfan76 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:19 PM

    buess21 says:

    Oct 9, 2016 10:36 PM

    People can, and likely will, take issue with Romo getting his job back. I love what I see out of Prescott, but he’s thrown maybe 5 passes more than 20 yards downfield. The future is bright with Dak, but with Romo the offensive gameplan expands and the field opens up a little further. As a Cowboy fan, this is a great position to be in.
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    Buess21- I believe you are exaggerating your point even though I agree with the main premise of your point. Dak is averaging 7.73 yards per attempt (10th in the NFL) and though its a small sample size, it is still very good considering the Cowboys’ run first philosophy. I would rather have my quarterback throw for 1 TD and 0 interceptions rather than 2 TD and 1 INT. You need to stop trying to “win pretty” with seductive stats. Leave Romo on the bench and lets let the rookies take it from here. Time to move on.

  18. tfppft says: Oct 9, 2016 11:32 PM

    And then he will be cleared to play after the bye and then it’s bye bye.

  19. BoyzFan says: Oct 9, 2016 11:40 PM

    If we make the playoffs, I think i would still rather have Romo in if he’s healthy but want to see Dak finish the season to see how he does.

    It’s going to be a hard call for delusional JJ. Keep Dak in for ROY (really for publicity and ego on how good of GM he thinks he is) or bring Romo back in that he owes a fortune to.

  20. skinstowin says: Oct 9, 2016 11:44 PM

    Dr. Jerry Jones M.D. at work…he’s amazing? he’s a jack of all trades!! knows everything about everything.

    Since he’s a Dr. and all, I’m wondering what he thinks of the Rx of Cousins/DJax and a dosage of a little Jordan Reed will do to his team in a few months on my way to my 4th title….

    Watch out, REDSKINS D heating up, boys!

  21. TheCommish says: Oct 9, 2016 11:52 PM

    Silly for them to bring him back. Silly for him to want to come back.

  22. bspurloc says: Oct 10, 2016 1:11 AM

    .
    romo back in time to lose out the season…

    injured in 2

  23. graylingskies says: Oct 10, 2016 1:41 AM

    How many fractures has Romo suffered to date? Has to be at least a half-dozen. It sounds like he has a congenital bone condition. Somewhere out here there’s a broadcasting job waiting for you, Tony. Don’t wait until you’re crippled for life, dude. No game is worth it.

  24. pittsburghdamned says: Oct 10, 2016 2:28 AM

    So that helps his trade value I guess?

  25. blynch67 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:51 AM

    As a football fan, I think Dak should remain the starter.

    However, as a Giants fan, I think Romo should start when he’s healthy.

  26. cowboyfan49022 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:52 AM

    You don’t get it do you Jerry Jones, Romo is a jinx to the cowboys he always has been and always will be. The fumble in Seattle was beginning of a long and botched up career by a overrated quarterback.
    To remove Dak Prescott as quarterback would be ludicrous, but Jerry you strive to make the worst decisions a GM and Owner could possibly make.
    Do you see in front of your eyes wearing a Dallas uniform, a possible Hall of Famer. He is getting more comfortable with every play, he’s not dazzled like Romo is in the pocket. he has younger legs and is making longer passes with each game. He will only get better, to take him out would be detrimental to his progression. He is more accurate than Romo will ever be.
    Cut Romo you idiot, gain the extra money and buy the Dallas Cowboys a defense that we can have hope in.
    Besides one more hit on Romo and he will be finished, but you can’t see that. Then try to bring Prescott in the last few games of the season and see what sitting on the bench will do for you.

  27. hodag54501 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:03 AM

    I hope the Cowboys make the mistake and bring Romo back. They’re winning now, so why change? Is the future with a broken-down old QB, or a rookie who has become the co-front-runner for Rookie of the Year with his team mate E. Elliot?

  28. ariani1985 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:24 AM

    does Dr. Jerrah do his own plastic surgery?

  29. bigbob11 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:51 AM

    Some times throwing the ball 20 yards is a good thing and some times its not if the defense playing deep take thoes ten yards under he may not (Dack)be throwing 20 yards but he’s winning thats what we need is wins

  30. wedemboyz88 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:57 AM

    As a Tony fan, of course I want to see him back out there. As a Cowboys fan I say stick with Dak as long as you can. He will get even better with the more games he plays. They cannot go with Tony in 3 weeks, he hasn’t even practiced and I don’t think we need to go through him knocking the rust off on national television. Let him come back after Thanksgiving

  31. kmartin173 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:00 AM

    Why in the world would anybody want to go into the playoffs with Romo as the QB? Have you not watched the last 10 seasons?

  32. jamurrays2 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:01 AM

    Tony Romo should put the team first and see how this team will finish the season with Prescott as quarterback but that won’t happen because Romo is not a team player. All he can think about Prescott taking his job so instead of seeing the team succeed under Prescott he would rather see them suffer and go down under his watch like they’ve done in the past. He has not played or taken any snaps in 6 weeks and it will probably be 10 weeks before he can play because he has not been cleared to practice. Prescott is on a roll and I wouldn’t interfere with his interception and other records because of spoiled brat quarterback that should’ve been traded years ago. I hope the doctors tell him and the Cowboys not to play him this season.

  33. loumann says: Oct 10, 2016 9:35 AM

    I can’t believe people think Romo can be on the field anymore. Hes got a glass body now. It’s cruel to put him out there.

  34. crappygovernment says: Oct 10, 2016 10:08 AM

    Prescott won’t draw Latino fans like Mexican Tony Romo.

  35. cowboysteve56 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:31 PM

    Need I remind everyone what Romo did in 2014 when we had A running game.A lot more throwing td’s and A lot more 30-40 yrd completions.

  36. cowboysteve56 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:49 PM

    We need Romo to lead this team as far as it can go and here’s why.Dak looks real good not making any mistakes and not losing the game but the reason is because of our running game.Their will be games that we play with great defenses that will limit our running game then you will see the rookie come out on Dak.I dont think we will be shut down completely rushing the ball but will have to depend on our QB and Romo has been in those situation many times……We have A lot of uneducated people on this blog that knows very little on how football works and you know who you are.

  37. cowboysteve56 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:52 PM

    Hopefully Romo will be around for another year or two and let Dak learn behind the best.Dak is still A rookie and will make mistakes and you will see when our running game is limited.

  38. kmartin173 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:40 PM

    Dallas’ 3rd sting quarterback has TWICE as many playoff wins as Romo.

  39. hugh590812 says: Oct 10, 2016 3:42 PM

    Good news, you must to be kidding!

  40. strasburgvacowboy says: Oct 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    We need Romo to lead this team as far as it can go and here’s why.Dak looks real good not making any mistakes and not losing the game but the reason is because of our running game.Their will be games that we play with great defenses that will limit our running game then you will see the rookie come out on Dak.I dont think we will be shut down completely rushing the ball but will have to depend on our QB and Romo has been in those situation many times……We have A lot of uneducated people on this blog that knows very little on how football works and you know who you are.
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    To starbright steve…

    I don’t think you are as smart as you think you are. Let’s see how Dak does in GB. A good performance against a good team and he has the job.

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