It has been confirmed that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be played on the injured reserve(IR)/designated to return list, following his injury last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The quarterback broke his collarbone during the third quarter of the Cowboys 20-10 win last Sunday and did not return to the field. During the play which caused the injury, he was sacked by Eagles linebacker, Jordan Hicks.
On Monday, the team said their four-time Pro Bowl quarterback would not require surgery, but an important thing to remember is it was the same collarbone injury that sidelined Romo for the final 12 games of the 2010 season.
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Today, ESPN's Todd Archer said via Twitter that the Cowboys placed him on the IR list, meaning he will be ineligible to play for eight weeks. If things go according to plan for the organisation, he could return for their week 11 match-up against the Miami Dolphins.
This is great news for the Cowboys, as the hope will be that Romo will be back in time to help the team surge forward towards any sort of playoff drive if it still exists at that point of the season.
In the meantime, backup quarterback Brandon Weeden will start this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Weeden played reasonable for the situation against the Eagles, completing all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.
However, the Cowboys haven't ruled out signing another quarterback to help them out in the position in case Weeden isn't good enough cover.