Will Dallas Cowboys All-Pro quarterback Tony Romo have a plate put on his healing collarbone?
Depends who you ask.
On Monday, Romo himself—who has now broken his collarbone three times in the past five years—appeared on the Norm-a-thon on 1310-AM The Ticket and sounded open to the idea.
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"We have a few ideas of what we can do with the collarbone," Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "There are a few plans. We're going to pick out the CT scan and some of the other stuff and see how much calcification has taken and whether it's gotten to a point where we feel like it's really strong and it will be able to handle some of the normal hits you take. But we're going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we'll do that. That should ensure that that doesn't happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down.
"From my perspective, I feel very strongly about the way that I'm going to be able to play going forward."
On Tuesday, though, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on 105.3-FM The Fan that, as it stands now, the use of a plate isn’t necessary.
"Unless something occurs that hasn't occurred, he will not have a plate," Jones said. "He will heal naturally. It's the way to go."