The MRI on Tony Romo’s his injured back went well, but the Dallas Cowboys still don’t have a timeline on their injured quarterback.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that MRI went as expected, and Romo is on track to return. However, when he’ll return is still up in the air.
— Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) October 11, 2016
Romo injured his back in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks in August. Romo was hit by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril and left the game after the collision.
Initial reports in August had Romo, 36, missing 6 to 10 weeks after he missed 12 games in 2015 with a broken collarbone.
The Cowboys are being patient with Romo, who has had multiple back surgeries in his 14-year career. Late last week, head coach Jason Garrett said he expected the bone in Romo’s back to be healed by the time he had the MRI and as of Monday’s media availability the Cowboys were still waiting on results.
The Cowboys have a luxury right now in rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott has helped lead the team to a 4-1 record and has yet to throw an interception. Throughout the process, Jones has maintained that the No. 1 job still belongs to Romo, and he pointed out that he wasn’t worried on Tuesday.
Jerry Jones not worried about potential QB controversy with Tony Romo, Dak Prescott. Having two starting QBs is "a miracle problem to have."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 11, 2016
Jones also said that Orlando Scandrick won’t play this week, while Dez Bryant is still day-to-day.