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Jerry Jones: Tony Romo’s MRI reveals good news

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up prior to the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the MRI results are in and quarterback Tony Romo’s injured back has healed.

“The result was just as we expected, and he can really – I’ll put it like this, he has no more concern about this injury that has sideline him this year,” said Jones on 105.3 The Fan.

Despite Romo’s history of getting hurt, Jones said he doesn’t think there’s anything to worry about when Romo gets back on the field.

“Doctors have said, once healed, this injury will have no going forward impact on his ability to play football,” Jones said. “It should be as strong or stronger than it was before the injury. What you’re into is getting him to get his core, his core and back area back in shape as he’s had to do for the last several years.”

Still, the stellar play of Dak Prescott allows the Cowboys to take their time letting Romo work himself back into playing shape.

“I think that Dak’s success, though, has given us the luxury. No one is happier about this than Tony,” Jones said. “But it has given us the luxury to absolutely maximize any thought that we might have of his rehab time and just have the ability to weigh that as we go and pick our spots.”

Jones insists that once Romo is ready to go, Prescott will head to the bench. If Prescott keeps playing the way he’s been playing, however, and the Cowboys keep winning, it will be tempting for coach Jason Garrett to tell Romo to take his time getting back into playing shape.

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42 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Tony Romo’s MRI reveals good news”
  1. iamkillerfin says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    ROMO NEEDS TO JUST RETIRE!!!

  2. shadywarrior says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    “…and by ‘good news’, I mean he’s out for the season and we can go with Prescott.”

  3. buttfumbles says: Oct 11, 2016 1:40 PM

    Dr. Jerry!

  4. alewatcher says: Oct 11, 2016 1:42 PM

    Translation: Romo is back until he gets hit again.

  5. dejc421 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    Can’t imagine any coach being told by an owner or GM, who will be your staring QB.

  6. jjb0811 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    As a Skins fan, I hope they pull Dak. 500 Romo is BACK…until something else breaks!

  7. tacowrecker says: Oct 11, 2016 1:46 PM

    Jerruh: “Good news, guys! It’s a BOY!!”

  8. purpleguy says: Oct 11, 2016 1:52 PM

    Translation: the break is healed, but the rest of his body remains broken down.

  9. sportoficionado says: Oct 11, 2016 1:58 PM

    Romo is 14-2 against the east in the last 4 years, no wonder none of those fan bases want to see him again, and Dak looks more and more the man every snap he plays–awe shucks, should I feel bad that my team has two legit starters? yea really sucks to be in that position (really laying the sarcasm thick here for those with a learning/reading disability).

  10. weeteblog says: Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM
    As a Skins fan, I hope they pull Dak. 500 Romo is BACK…until something else breaks!

    *******************************************************
    Romo is 78-49 as a starter……..dont you hate when facts get in the way?

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 11, 2016 2:03 PM

    The good news is that he is almost healthy enough to trade him…

  12. jjb0811 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:03 PM

    @sportoficionado you may want to double check that. Romo lost in week 17, 3 years in a row to lose division titles.

  13. dbatrox21 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:06 PM

    The Jets are in the market for a QB….

  14. TheCommish says: Oct 11, 2016 2:07 PM

    If the “good news” means he’s medically cleared to return to the field, that’s not good news for Tony Romo.

  15. bighoser says: Oct 11, 2016 2:09 PM

    Dr. Jones: It’s just a “pain tolerance” issue, Tony, so get ready to get back out there! And no worries about re-injuring your back as those multiple back surgeries have it made stronger than EVAH, not to mention the work Father Time has done to you! Or that twice broken collarbone you got shaved down… Nope, can’t foresee any problems ahead so after the bye week, my prognosis is good to go!

  16. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Oct 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    As if Jason Garret has even an ounce of say….

  17. txrawdog says: Oct 11, 2016 2:34 PM

    Maybe Teams will take it easy on Romo when they hit him now since they will be scared to face Dak if Romo gets hurt.

  18. bspurloc says: Oct 11, 2016 2:43 PM

    .

    Just like all the other times.
    Money Well Spent JJ. how the other waste doing dez?

  19. fsstnotch says: Oct 11, 2016 2:46 PM

    weeteblog says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM
    As a Skins fan, I hope they pull Dak. 500 Romo is BACK…until something else breaks!

    *******************************************************
    Romo is 78-49 as a starter……..dont you hate when facts get in the way?
    ********************************************************

    Its actually 80-53 as a starter for Romo.

    Perspective
    Brady 195-60
    Big Ben 128-63
    Dak 4-1

    80-53 is about average

  20. weepingjebus says: Oct 11, 2016 2:49 PM

    He sounds like Robb Burgundy. “Bones are always stronger and more resilient once they’ve been shattered. It’s science.”

  21. sportoficionado says: Oct 11, 2016 2:49 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:03 PM

    @sportoficionado you may want to double check that. Romo lost in week 17, 3 years in a row to lose division titles.
    ——————————-
    from 2012-2105, Romo is 14-5 against east not 14-2, sorry for the typo(6-1 vs. giants, 6-1 vs eagles and somehow only 3-3 vs skins).

  22. mweekes22 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:51 PM

    As a Cowboys fan I don’t want to see Romo start another game unless Dak gets hurt. We’ve seen what Romo can do in his prime and he’s far past that now. Romo can’t move around and be elusive anymore which leads to him getting jacked up when he tries to improvise. Dak doesn’t turn the ball over which has been Romo’s downfall in key situations. Dak keeps defenses honest when they collapse on Zeke because he can takeoff and run himself…Romo just takes off for months when he tries the same.

  23. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:54 PM

    “I think that Dak’s success, though, has given us the luxury. No one is happier about this than Tony,”

    Until he’s not…

    @sportoficionado says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:58 PM
    Romo is 14-2 against the east in the last 4 years

    Actually it’s 14-5, hard to go 14-2 in 19 games. The truth is impressive enough without embellishment

  24. purplekoolaid1 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    I’ve been getting confused over the past several years. Is Jerry the team doctor, GM, owner, head coach….or? I don’t know how to classify him.

  25. playmayker says: Oct 11, 2016 3:09 PM

    Anyone who truly knows football can tell you this is a no Brainer. If Romo is healthy then Romo should start. You cannot replace the years of experience Romo brings. I love Prescott and am totally psyched about the future of my Boys, but Romo is the correct choice right now. Give him that running game and see this offense take off. This is going to be an exciting year boys. Why do you think haters are on here worrying?

  26. shaggytoodle says: Oct 11, 2016 3:15 PM

    Romo broke bones 3 different times in the last year, maybe by sticking Romo back out there to “open up the offense” he gets banged up again, and Jones gets to pull of the feat 0f being loyal to Romo and doing what ends up clearly best for the team all ends up happening all at once,

    The Cowboys should really play the “we don’t need to rush him back we want to make sure he is 100% move, but that wouldn’t please Jerry’s ego as much

  27. idiedpretty says: Oct 11, 2016 4:02 PM

    Please Jerry, just shut up!

  28. Sal Tynuts says: Oct 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    Romo to the Browns.

  29. thisonesforpat says: Oct 11, 2016 4:15 PM

    Ask Marty Schottenheimer if returning Elvis Grbac to the KC Chefs starting lineup, over a smoking-hot Rich Gannon, if that worked out well…because it did not.

    They used to say I guy never loses his job to an injury; bull. Go with the hot hand. If pax cools off, then Romo.

  30. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 11, 2016 4:20 PM

    I see this on every Romo article so here: There is always going to be this argument about Romo being a polarizing QB, whether he is good and lacks support or whether he is bad, or whether he good just not elite. Let me say this:

    Tony Romo is AMAZING regular season quarterback. 78-49 record, 65.3 comp percentage, 97.1 qb rating, 247/117 TD/INT ratio. He is great.

    However I do not find him to be elite because of his play in the most meaningful games. Whether it is his fault or not he has been in alot of games that come down to the last week of the season to go along with the postseason. His postseason numbers look good but I decided to look a little further into Dallas’ offense with Romo running the show.

    This is Romo’s play in win or go home games (week 17 + playoffs), he’s 2-7 in these games. I ran his stats and got the following numbers:

    184/298, 2006 yards, 12 TDs, 7 Int, 61.7%, 85.2 qb Rating

    It’s not bad but he his offenses havent really put up a big showing in the games. Are his defenses he has good? Heck no they allowed 27 pts/game in these same games.

    HOWEVER, Tony’s offense are not getting it done either! They average less than 18 points in games where he is under center and have only topped 21 points twice.

    Also with regards to the defense argument The only games the defense have imploded (21+ points), Tony’s OFFENSES havent shown up either, so better defense wouldnt have helped.

    L, 44-6 (vs Eagles 08)
    L, 34-3 (vs Vikings 10)
    L, 31-14 ( vs Giants 11)
    L, 28-18 (vs Redskins 12)

    That’s 11 points a game. That is not going to get it done. Romo is a great regular season QB and he had a good 2014 postseason but it doesnt really change his career as a big game QB.

  31. weeteblog says: Oct 11, 2016 4:45 PM

    fsstnotch says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:46 PM
    weeteblog says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    jjb0811 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM
    As a Skins fan, I hope they pull Dak. 500 Romo is BACK…until something else breaks!

    *******************************************************
    Romo is 78-49 as a starter……..dont you hate when facts get in the way?
    ********************************************************

    Its actually 80-53 as a starter for Romo.

    Perspective
    Brady 195-60
    Big Ben 128-63
    Dak 4-1

    80-53 is about average

    *******************************************************
    You are correct…I only cited the regular season record. I dont think anyone is saying Romo is on par with Brady or Big Ben, only that he is a better than average QB.

  32. chieftaindawg says: Oct 11, 2016 4:46 PM

    How many times does Romo have to get himself killed in the pocket for Jerry? I’m starting to think he doesn’t like Romo.

  33. rodgerstonelson says: Oct 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    Brownies on line one for Mr Jones.

  34. richndc says: Oct 11, 2016 5:21 PM

    Romo’s back has healed well, that’s the end of it. The rest is just speculation. Jerry is right, it’s a great problem to have. I dont think Dak’s play in Green Bay has anything to do with it. Jason, Stephen and Jerry will do what is best for the team at the time, when the time comes, which it aint yet. The rest is you all just talking, as usual.

  35. richndc says: Oct 11, 2016 5:22 PM

    One more thing–we all know its very likely Romo will get hurt again, then Dak will be right back in there. Either way, it works out.

  36. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 11, 2016 5:23 PM

    This article seems directly contradictory to one posted earlier today, and what’s being reported in the news, that “Romo’s not quite going to be ready as quickly as we thought” etc……
    Fascinating to watch the QB controversy in Dallas unfold a little each day…

  37. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 11, 2016 6:04 PM

    The MRI mysteriously read 8-8

  38. etrevinoe2 says: Oct 11, 2016 7:45 PM

    Dak Prescott has the rythm !!!!!! and doing a great job, he also has something Romo does not have “youth”
    Keep Tony Romo on the bench but ready when the times comes ( injuries)

  39. sergeant2 says: Oct 12, 2016 12:20 AM

    First off, Jason Garrett has zero say in who the starting QB will be when Romo is cleared to play, that is totally 100% Jerrah’s call. And for the sake of Romo’s long term health hopefully the doctor making the call isn’t the same one that after giving Jerrah a physical claimed that Jerrah had the brain of an 18 year old male. Seriously, look it up, the doctor said Jerrah Jones brain was as healthy as an 18 year old’s brain. Was the most assuredly well paid doctor feeding Jones ego or what. Bottom line is Jerry Jones is the head coach of the Cowboy’s, Jason Garrett is Jones Pee-Wee Herman like puppet on strings. Garrett is an embarrassment to the title of head coach, second only to Marvin Lewis of the Bengals.

  40. mcman53 says: Oct 12, 2016 7:18 AM

    Sooner or later this season, the Cowboys will have to go into quick strike mode. These games aren’t all going to afford the luxury of 5+ minutes to work your way down the field. While I think this is great and it is one of the secrets to NE’s success, eventually, you have to make up large deficits in short periods of time. Prescott has been stellar in almost every way, with the exception of one: Going deep….

    The deep ball is all but disappeared from the Dallas repertoire. I thought it was just a case of bringing Prescott along and adding the deep ball after a couple games, but we are going into week 6 and still it looks as though it’s not part of the game plan. This is where Romo is the man. He is able to quick strike and throw deep. Take a look at how many 4th quarter comebacks he’s led. How soon we forget the team without him. This in itself, shows how good he is.

    Now, I know Prescott has plenty of arm because he threw balls 60+ yds in preseason. I just don’t get why it’s not happening now. Don’t get me wrong, I think Prescott is the future in Dallas and I think he’ll be an all pro QB, but he hasn’t really faced intense adversity yet.

    I’m not to proud to admit, I just don’t know who I want at QB now. I’ve always been in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” camp, but with all Romo has done for the team and seeing what can do with more than himself and one or two others (such as 2014), it seems only fair that he be the one to hoist a SB trophy. Of course, I could go on with an argument favoring Prescott now. I just don’t know.

  41. ratttez says: Oct 12, 2016 1:40 PM

    Yeah, but Prescott only had Dez for about 2 or 3 games and even then he wasn’t healthy. For the most part Prescott has been working with Witten and Beasley.. They are not going to stretch the field like Dez.

    And before everyone gets carried away with Elliot, his runs work because the read option freezes the DE at the line of scrimmage. Elliott will get about 4 yards just because he is untouched in the backfield. The DEs can’t over pursue the run up the gut because Prescott will run it outside around them.

    I think the kid has been doing great. Romo would’ve been about 2-3 right now instead of 4-1 with the same weapons.

  42. youbettercallsaul says: Oct 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    So Romo be careful if you see Tonya Harding hanging around the Cowboys’ facility.

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