The Dallas Cowboys have made Tony Romo’s coming, extended absence from the field official.
The Cowboys went ahead and placed Tony Romo on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. He’ll be eligible to return in Week 11 against the Dolphins, on November 22, after spending seven games and the bye week on IR.
Romo suffered a broken clavicle in the third quarter of the 20-10 victory over the Eagles on Sunday in Philadelphia, when he was driven into the ground following a strip-sack. He immediately went to the locker room, though on his way there he was heard saying “it’s broken,” and once he got there, Romo’s theory was proved right.
When Romo finally did return to the sidelines, his pads were off, arm in a sling and backup Brandon Weeden was leading the Cowboys’ offense. He’ll continue to do so in Romo’s absence, beginning this week with the Falcons at AT&T Stadium.
Weeden finished Sunday’s game 7-of-7 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown.