The Dallas Cowboys have a decision on their hands regarding Tony Romo.
Jerry Jones and company must decided whether to keep Romo on their active roster until he’s cleared to return from a broken bone in his back or place the quarterback on injured reserve before letting him loose midway through the season.
These questions hinge on a second MRI for the Cowboys quarterback scheduled for this weekend.
If Romo were put on IR, he’d miss the first eight weeks of the regular season. The move would allow Dallas to keep a player they like on the 53-man roster while Romo’s back recovers. Or the Cowboys can just simply place him on their active roster in anticipation he could be back before eight weeks.
“We’re certainly getting our hands around it,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’ll be needing to make that decision obviously sometime later in the weekend. Whatever we do with him, he’ll need to be on our 53 when we cut it on Friday. So you’ve got to have him through the 53 cut before you can put him on designated to return, if we wanted to consider that. But it may be that we just keep him on the roster. We’ll just see.”