Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent an MRI on Monday and the news that came back is good: his recovery is on track.
Returning shortly after the bye week is still the goal for Romo, according to Jane Slater of the NFL Network. It’s big news, because it means a big decision is on the horizon for the Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones is adamant that Romo will be the starting quarterback when he returns, but rookie Dak Prescott has looked great.
The Cowboys are 4-1 on the season with Prescott leading the way alongside fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott at running back. Many feel that Prescott has showed enough to earn the permanent starting role as the team’s franchise quarterback, but Jones has been adamant in his support of Romo over the years, especially when it comes to giving him lucrative contracts.
Romo suffered a broken bone in his back during a preseason game and rather than place him on injured reserve, the Cowboys have let him stay on the roster as a gameday inactive each week. It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys actually bench Prescott in favor of Romo after the bye week like they say they will.