Jason Garrett: No call on putting Tony Romo on IR yet

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The Cowboys made their signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez official on Sunday about 24 hours after they initially announced that they’d be signing the former Jet, Eagle and Bronco to their 53-man roster.

They waived Jameill Showers to make room for Sanchez on the roster, which some might have interpreted as a decision to keep Tony Romo on the 53-man roster while he recovers from the broken bone in his back that’s expected to keep him out for much if not all of the first half of the season.

On Monday, coach Jason Garrett said that no such decision has been made about Romo’s status and that it will come after more tests in the next couple of days.

“We’re going to continue to gather information here in the next couple days on Tony and just see what his status is,” Garrett said, via the team’s website. “Currently he’s on the 53-man roster. We’ll get some more information here over the next 48 hours and make a determination as to what his status will be going forward.”

The Cowboys would be able to activated Romo to practice six weeks after placing him on injured reserve and he’d be eligible to play in Week Nine.

30 responses to “Jason Garrett: No call on putting Tony Romo on IR yet

  1. This is the problem with the Cowboys. Garrett can say what ever he wants but hes got a rough shot owner who does and says whatever he wants. I know he owns the team but coaches coach and owners should own…hes always pulling the strings on Garrett the puppet!!

  2. QB Film Room says:
    Sep 5, 2016 1:01 PM

    Sanchez is going to be the best FA signing Dallas has ever had. Mark My Words.
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    Mark Sanchez is a turnover machine; on a team with question marks on defense (Sean Lee’s health, who will rush the passer) this is a problem.

  3. newsletterczar says:

    Mark Sanchez is a turnover machine
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    He’s never had an o-line like he has now. Funny how things work in team sports.

  4. The sad thing is that whether Romo comes back in week 5 or week 9, he’ll get injured again within 3 games. This almost has to be his last year playing. You cant game plan a season around a qb who you KNOW is going to miss at least 8 games a year…thats just crazy.

  5. Romo is already going to go into retirement as a broken man rife with pain and lingering maladies. Coming back could put him in a wheelchair before he’s 40.

    The guy has been very underrated in his career, and deserves some credit for all the stuff he’s been through and come back from, injury-wise. No knock on him if he calls it quits, and if I were his family, I would want him to quit.

    No point in starting Sanchez though. Let Dak run with it and put in Sanchez if Dak flames out.

  6. why would they rush to put him on IR if there was a chance he could come back sooner? so they can get someone to take over the 53rd spot–logic would tell you that if a team (which knows best, to most of commenters dismay), believes a top player may come back sooner than an IR designation would allow, then they are not going to displace him in favor of the 53rd best player on the team until they are absolutely certain–decisions are reached through logic, not nonsense and bs speculation.

  7. abninf says:
    Sep 5, 2016 1:38 PM

    newsletterczar says:

    Mark Sanchez is a turnover machine
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    He’s never had an o-line like he has now. Funny how things work in team sports.
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    OK, this o-line was 4-12 last year, Sanchez was released by the Jets in 2014, was listed as the starter in Philly until they traded for Sam Bradford, sent to Denver for a conditional pick that Philly does not get now because he was released by Denver (who is starting Trevor Siemian?) and now is in Dallas because Tony Romo is hurt but will be behind a rookie starting his first game in the NFL. Funny? Hilarious.

  8. Rooms career is over ,,,,,period stop ! Is it me or don’t they realize you can’t play football with a broken back !

  9. Jerrah hasn’t completely bitten his fingernails off yet.

    Gotta laugh at the fanboys standing up for The Buttfumbler, what a joke.

  10. abninf says:
    Sep 5, 2016 1:38 PM
    newsletterczar says:

    Mark Sanchez is a turnover machine
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    He’s never had an o-line like he has now. Funny how things work in team sports.

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    The same oline that consistently gets Tony folded in half.. Like origami? Yeah, totally funny.

  11. Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones are shameful human beings. Like really bad people. And I don’t even like Tony Romo.

  12. Romo will be the knight in shinning armor, when he returns to save the day for the Cowboys, to take them to the playoffs. How About Them Cowboys!!

  13. demskinsbaby says:
    Sep 5, 2016 2:28 PM
    That’s because if Dak shows any promise right off the bat, Romo is cut. Just watch
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    Wow, I’ve seen some ridiculous comments on this site, but that has got to be the worst one ever…

  14. Well, it looks as if putting McFadden on the non football injury list was the right move.
    He can’t even fully extend his arm.

    Maybe they’re trying to see how Dak does and how the recovery progresses before they make that decision on Romo. Don’t mind it.

  15. Sorry Cowboy fans but Romo might be done. He is just hurt all the time now. Classic signs of his body breaking down. When healthy he was a good QB but it looks to be the end of Romo.

  16. Dr. Jerry Jones MD/PhD/MBA is still assessing the situation is how this all translates out to. Dr. Jerry Jones MD will have further information for his puppet Garrett to translate soon! hahaa…this team is hilarious. Meddling owner who has fingers in everything down to the toilet bowl cleaners job…speaking of toilet, thats right where they’ll be from week 1 on.

  17. If Brady got hit like romo did the last two times he got injured there would be a rule against it. They protect some but not others. See Carson Palmer he gets hit in the knee by a steeler and its ok somebody touches mrs Brady and rears fly

  18. smoothrobinva says:
    Sep 5, 2016 5:08 PM
    If Brady got hit like romo did the last two times he got injured there would be a rule against it. They protect some but not others. See Carson Palmer he gets hit in the knee by a steeler and its ok somebody touches mrs Brady and rears fly

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    You must be kidding…. Brady took a beating against numerous teams last season…..including twice against the Broncos. Romo took one hit and he is out……again. The Cowboys should work a deal for him to retire before he is a paraplegic.

  19. Mark Sanchez is a turnover machine
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    He’s never had an o-line like he has now. Funny how things work in team sports.
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    Yeah, cause that great o-line sure did wonders for Weeden, Cassel and Moore last year. Career years… were made for their opponents.

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