Tony Romo won’t have surgery on his fractured left clavicle and will miss about eight weeks. Romo broke the same bone in the sixth game of 2010, and he appeared to know immediately he’d done it again in the third quarter in Philadelphia Sunday. The early estimate on his absence in 2010 was 6-8 weeks, but he missed the rest of the season.
The eight-week timetable gives Romo a chance to return for the team’s final six or seven games. The Cowboys play at the Dolphins on Nov. 22 and host the Panthers four days later on Thanksgiving, so those are the games circled for now as potential comeback dates. (Pro Football Talk)
Nerdy Football Analysis: DeMarco Murray is gone, Dez Bryant is out indefinitely and now Romo is expected to miss half the season. For what it is worth, Jason Witten played through multiple ankle and knee sprains in Week 2 as well. Although the Cowboys have a great offensive line and improving defense, overcoming all of these personnel losses will probably be too much too ask. Brandon Weeden will be a low-end QB2 in Romo’s absence; owners should expect even more focus on the running game going forward.