The Dallas Cowboys confirmed that quarterback Tony Romo will not require surgery on his fractured left clavicle today. Romo suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s 20-10 victory over the Philidelphia Eagles.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was informed with the information by a credible source close to the Cowboys orginization. Both Tony and Head Coach Jason Garrett later confirmed that Tony would not would need surgery on the clavicle.
Romo took to Twitter to address the world of social media ” Thank you for all your prayers and support. No surgery needed. We’re just getting started cowboys nation. See you soon” Romo said.
The timetable for Romo is around 8 weeks which is the standard timetable for this injury. Not having surgery does not effect the recovery time it is just an alternative. The Cowboys will not place Romo on IR. If Tony were placed on IR he would be forced to miss eight games minimum. If all goes well Romo should be practicing in about six weeks and hopefully return in eight weeks.
Lucky for the Cowboys they are 2-0 with both wins coming in the division. However, the task to win ballgames with out Romo or Dez Bryant is a very difficult one. Over the next eight weeks the Cowboys play VS Atlanta, @ New Orleans, VS New England, BYE, @ New York (Giants) (approximate return for Dez Bryant), VS Seattle, VS Philidelphia, @ Tampa Bay, and @ Miami.
Brandon Weeden will take over while Romo recovers from injury.
Spark Sports NFL Analyst