Report: Tony Romo won’t be active for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is back at practice and has been medically cleared to play football again after missing the first nine weeks of the season due to a broken bone in his back.

However, the Cowboys appear set to keep Romo on the sidelined for the time being.

According to Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, Romo is not expected to be active for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Romo’s status is now fully in the hands of Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff after being cleared earlier this week. But instead of rushing Romo back into availability, the Cowboys instead will likely continue with Dak Prescott as their starter with Mark Sanchez as the backup quarterback for now.

With as strong as Prescott has played, there seems to be little rush at this point.

13 responses to “Report: Tony Romo won’t be active for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh

  1. He was injured the first preseason game. The rest of the team/league is in midseason form. Good call. He’s behind on strength and conditioning. When he gets over a broken back Dallas will have two top shelf QBs. A problem all 32 teams would love to have.

  2. “Romo’s status is now fully in the hands of Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff after being cleared earlier this week.”

    Don’t you mean, “Romo’s status is now fully in the hands of Jerry Jones”? Because we all know Garrett doesn’t fart without Jerrah’s say-so.

  3. Not since the 49ers days of Joe Montana and Steve Young had a team had the luxury of having two quarterbacks who played at such high level. Considering how poised and productive Prescott is, the team should focus on getting Romo back to full health, and not make the mistake of rushing back too soon. With as many injuries as he had in recent years,one unfortunate hit could end his career forever and the team would be back to being a one quarterback team—and no, I’m not even thinking of Sanchez as a backup.

  4. I didn’t think Dak looked especially good last week against Cleveland, and I don’t think his unrefined decision-making, game management, and ball handling skills will help the Cowboys to a single playoff win, if they make it there. But, maybe I had blurry vision that day. The rest of the NFC East doesn’t seem to pose much of a threat to anyone this season, so maybe it’ll all come together for the Cowboys in Dec and Jan. At least their games are worth watching so far.

  5. I’ve never been a fan of Romo’s but it would be a major slap in the face if they tried to trade him now.

  6. Little Ben might want to sit this one out. He was a disaster last week and it’s only going to get worse.

  7. If he is ready he should be the backup. You can debate Dak vs Romo till the sun comes up, but there isn’t a debate to be had on Romo vs Sanchez.

  8. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Nov 11, 2016 4:54 AM

    I didn’t think Dak looked especially good last week against Cleveland…
    …………………………………………………………..

    Because completing 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards, with 3 passing TDs an 0 Int’s with a QB Rating of 141.8 is so pedestrian.

  9. I’d start Romo. That way the bandwagon Dallas/Dak fans won’t abandon ship when the Steelers rout them 35-0.

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