Thursday night, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down on a nasty hit in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He immediately grabbed his back and it looked like he could have been injured pretty seriously.
On Saturday, the Cowboys’ worst fears were confirmed when it was reported that Romo had suffered a fractured bone in his back and would be out for some time, which head coach Jason Garrett didn’t specify on. However, NBC Sports’ Mike Florio reported that the injury would keep him out 6-10 weeks.
Jason Garrett: Tony Romo had an MRI on Friday, and he has a broken bone in his back.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 27, 2016
So Dak Prescott looks to be the first rookie QB to get a regular season start. Romo out again
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 27, 2016
Garrett later spoke with reporters and said they were confident that Romo would be able to return to the field at some point this year.
Garrett said no timeframe on Romo's back injury: "We're confident that he's going to be coming back and playing football for us this year."
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) August 27, 2016
This leaves the Cowboys in a position to start 2016 draft pick Dak Prescott, who has been on fire this preseason. It certainly seems like he could be the starter going forward and could hold on to the job with a good performance this year.
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