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No Surgery for Romo • Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

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Sorry Cowboy fans, but it looks like one of your main players is out for more than a few weeks! Despite a commanding 20-10 Victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, The ‘Boys’ have their work cut out for them in Week 11 against Atlanta Falcons. Both with 2-0 records, this is going to be a Real test for Dallas to prove they can win without Romo.  Keep Reading to Learn More.

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys’ front office is exploring the possibility of adding another quarterback now that starter Tony Romo will be sidelined for about eight weeks with a broken left collarbone.

If they don’t, Kellen Moore, the former Boise State standout who has been on the practice squad, is poised to be elevated to back up Brandon Weeden, who will start his second game for the organization when the Cowboys host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

“We like the options we have right now,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday. Moore, who had experience with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in Detroit, is a quarterback “we brought here for a reason … We feel comfortable with him, but we are always looking to better our team.”

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Romo, who broke his left clavicle in Sunday’s 20-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, will avoid surgery, and Garrett said no additional ligament damage was detected after a CT scan and further evaluations Monday.

Cowboys officials are discussing whether to place the 35-year-old on the injured reserve/designated-to-return list. If on the list, Romo would have to miss eight weeks and would not be allowed to practice for six weeks.

In the interim, they will turn to Weeden, playing behind arguably the best offensive line in football and playing without dynamic wide receiver Dez Bryant, whose broken right foot will keep him out at least four to six weeks, perhaps longer.

“Brandon will not play exactly how Tony plays,” said Garrett, adding that for any player the priority is to simply do your job rather than to try to do too much. “We don’t want him to play exactly how Tony plays. We want Brandon to play how Brandon plays. We have a system of football that we believe in and we’re confident he can run it for us.”

 

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