NFL Latest News & Update 2016: Tony Romo May Return Sooner

Sep 23, 2016 09:00 AM EDT | By Snooky Grawls

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  • The Dallas Cowboys continue to manage with Dak Prescott at quarterback though all that will be short-lived once Tony Romo is ready to return. There is no timetable set for the veteran’s return to active duty though Cowboys management made it clear that he will get his starting job back once he is fit.
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The Dallas Cowboys continue to manage with Dak Prescott at quarterback though all that will be short-lived once Tony Romo is ready to return. There is no timetable set for the veteran’s return to active duty though Cowboys management made it clear that he will get his starting job back once he is fit.

Tony Romo continues to sit out following a back injury he sustained during a preseason game last Aug. 25. He was initially diagnosed to miss six to ten weeks though all that depends on his ability to heal quickly.

According to head coach Jason Garrett, Romo is progressing in rehab. He has shown improved mobility as reported by CBS Sports. Romo is currently being worked up using a light regimen which may be tied up to a sighting where he was throwing some passes during warm-ups in Washington.

Romo will regain starting position once ready

Dak Prescott has been doing great filling in for Romo but is aware that his run may soon be cut short. Jerry Jones made that clear in an interview with ESPN that he is sticking with Romo once the 36-year-old quarterback is ready to spring back to action.

Jones was upbeat on his prized quarterback’s medical examination. But then again, Romo’s overall health status can only decide on his own. At 36, Romo cannot afford to rush himself and risk suffering another injury which could be devastating.

Speaking of Prescott, there are still some kinks to his game that need improvement before he can fully inherit the starting quarterback role for the Dallas Cowboys. That includes converting field goals into touchdown drives. A key element that Dallas will have to deal with when they go up against seasoned opponents such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dallas News reported.

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