Hot on the heels of Dez Bryant's likely to return to the lineup this weekend, Dallas Cowboys fans have been handed a positive update on the status of the other half of their dynamic offensive duo, Tony Romo.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, via David Helman of Dallas' official website, has revealed that the veteran quarterback has begun throwing again as he takes the next step to recovering from his own injury problems.
Romo has been out of action since September 20, and Dallas have lost four straight in his absence. So, the fact that the QB "looks good" airing out the ball at this stage of his recovery cannot be underestimated.
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Romo isn't eligible to return to competitive action until November 22nd against the Miami Dolphins due to his IR/designated-to-return status.
He can, though, return to practice for Dallas as early as next week. And, with his rehabilitation from a broken collarbone appearing to be well on track, the Cowboys are currently in the process of devising a practice program for the QB.
With his throwing action appearing to be in good shape, it sounds like conditioning will be the focus of Romo's early sessions back with the team:
"We’ve got to kind of see where it is, how he feels the first week, kind of get the conditioning part of it,” said Cowboys OC Scott Linehan this week.
“Mentally he’s going to be fine, but the conditioning part we’ll see where he is and then kind of integrate him into practice into some way, shape or form."
Barring any setbacks, it certainly sounds like Dallas fans can look forward to seeing Romo back under center in week 11, and they will be desperately hoping the team is still in with a shot at the playoffs when that moment does arrive.
Cowboys fans: Can Dallas still make the playoffs? Or have Romo and Bryant been out too long? Have your say in the comments below...