Tony Romo elects to have surgery on collarbone

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have surgery to insert a plate over his troublesome left collarbone, according to a tweet from Drew Davison of The Fort-Worth Star Telegram.

Tony Romo says he'll have plate inserted in collarbone. Says he's not worried about recovery time. #Cowboys

— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) February 27, 2016

An inevitability has thus come true for Romo, who fractured the collarbone twice last season and was limited to four games as Dallas went 4-12 and finished last in the NFC East Division, relying on Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden and Kellen Moore to carry the load at quarterback. Romo himself threw for just 884 yards and five touchdowns, all career lows.

But hopefully, this surgery finally solves the puzzle that is Romo’s collarbone. Granted, he’s no longer a spring chicken in that he’s just a couple of months away from turning 36 years old, but he is the heart and soul of Dallas’ offense-oriented system and needs to be fully healthy in order for the team to succeed.

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