A source told me yesterday before the Cowboys-Eagles game on NBC 5's Sunday Night Football that Romo told him he was a few weeks away from playing.
So when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the media after the game, “Tony’s not ready to play. Tony’s making a lot of progress. We’re excited about that. My opinion is Dak will start against Cleveland,” I wasn't surprised.
Jones is clearly kicking the can down the road when it comes to making a decision on who is his starting quarterback.
Romo has gone from being Jones' “number one quarterback” to “not ready to play."
Get the picture?
So, this means Romo will miss his eighth game of the year.
He has not played since the Cowboys third preseason game in Seattle when he left with a back injury.
Romo returned to practice on a limited basis last week.
I don’t see Romo taking a live snap until November 20 against the Baltimore Ravens in Arlington.
I can’t see the club bringing Romo back against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, November 13, which is the game after the Browns.
Dallas could easily be 7-1 if they win in Cleveland this Sunday.
Dallas is favored by a touchdown right now according to odds-makers.
Can Dallas re-insert Romo back in the lineup as the starting quarterback after half of the season has been played?
They have the best record in the NFC at 6-1 right now.
Many in the football world say it would not be a wise decision.
Even if Romo starts against the Ravens, the tricky thing will be getting him ready in four days for the Thanksgiving game against Washington.
I will give Jones credit, he knows how to make us talk about his Cowboys.