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."
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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.