Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hasn’t played in almost two full months, so it would be absurd to expect him to step back under center against the Dolphins and immediately pick up where he left off when he was injured in Week 2.
But owner Jerry Jones is feeling optimistic, based on Romo’s work leading the scout team in practice over the past two weeks.
"He's razor sharp as to the practicing of what we're trying to put on the field with our game plan, so that's just not an issue," Jones told Shan and RJ on 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. "He's in it and in it in a big way. He can spend the time really going over where we had opportunities, not second-guessing, but just breaking it down, for what we did against Tampa the other day, what we did or didn't do against Philadelphia.
"He's in it and he's sharp. He's also really moving the ball around good at practice, so all of those things make it feel optimistic to me."
With Romo back, Matt Cassel will serve as the Cowboys’ second-string quarterback going forward.
The other backup quarterback, Brandon Weeden, was cut Tuesday to make room for Romo on the active roster.