Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is yet to play a snap in the regular season for his team as he has been out since he fractured his vertebra during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Since then, rookie Dak Prescott has gone under center and has taken the team to a 1-1 record so far, picking up their first win of the season last weekend against divisional rivals the Washington Redskins. He has shown he can keep the team in playoff contention despite their setbacks.
The Cowboys have said they won't rush the veteran quarterback back to the field, and judging by how well their rookie has been managing the game, they have no need to, yet their executive vice president Stephen Jones has provided an update on his progress.
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According to Dallas Morning News via Pro Football Talk, he said: "He’s throwing the ball around now, so he’ll just keep doing more unless there is something that concerns us. Right now everything is looking great. He’s feeling good and certainly feels good about the progress he’s making."
Jones also mentioned that Romo won't be back under center for America's team unless the doctors say it is ok.
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He said: “Every injury is different. Everybody wants to say, ‘Well, we rushed him back last time and he got hurt.’ I think unfortunately it was a tough lick there that happened to hit him just right again. At the same time, unless he’s ready and the doctors feel like he’s ready to go, we won’t push it.”
With how Prescott is performing, there is no need for Romo to be rushed back like he was last season. He can return when the doctors feel he's able to do so, and he'll still have a chance of taking the Cowboys to the playoffs. It's good to hear he is making progress after the numerous setbacks he has had over the past year.
However, taking into account his injury history, you have to stop and think even if Romo comes back, this could be his final hurrah in the league due to his injury history no longer being something Dallas can keep dealing with every season.