Tony Romo has suffered another serious injury, and the brittle 36-year-old quarterback may be out 6-10 weeks, according to ESPN’s sources. Romo fractured a vertebrae after taking a hit on the third play of his Dallas Cowboys’ preseason matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.
Romo’s latest injury won’t require surgery, and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t acknowledge a timetable for the return, saying it’s possible he’ll play week one against the Giants. That seems like a case of wishful thinking though.
Unfortunately I have a friend who is a Cowboys fan, and he has been raving about fourth-round QB Dak Prescott. But asking the Mississippi State product to fill Romo’s shoes in week 1 against Big Blue is a tall order that I hope he isn’t up for.
As a Giants fan, I take great pleasure in Tony Romo’s propensity for failure. But even I hate to see Romo suffer another injury after missing 12 games last season.
While I like to poke fun at the Dallas quarterback with his propensity for losing big games, the truth is Romo does seem like a pretty decent guy so I hope this isn’t the beginning of the end. Romo has personified Cowboy mediocrity for over a decade now and I hope to see him back sooner rather later.
But if Romo’s heading toward the end and Prescott doesn’t pan out, Texas native Johnny Manziel is still a free agent. Just saying, Jerry Jones.