The Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo did some light throwing on the field before Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions for the first time since breaking his left collarbone in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants. Romo is expected to be out until December.
The Cowboys have seven defeats and just three wins so far this 2010 season, and this is why the Dallas team hasn’t been favored by the NFL odds.
In addition, the New Orleans Saints emerge as the favorites to win the game of next Thursday November 25th against the Cowboys.
The team said Romo wouldn’t need surgery, but would be out six to eight weeks, so he could miss another two games or more. But the good news is that owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Romo threw on the field before Cowboys’ 35-19 victory over the Lions.
The 29-year-old quarterback could return in the Dec. 12th game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Otherwise, he could be relegated to the last two games of the season, which could be crucial for the future of interim coach Jason Garrett, who so far is doing well.
For his part, backup Jon Kitna threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in last Sunday’s game. Also, in the last two games of the Cowboys, Kitna threw for a combined six touchdowns and just one interception.
“He’s got a lot of mental toughness, he loves to play the game, and I think we’ve seen that the past couple of weeks,” interim coach Jason Garrett said.
However, Romo underwent X-rays Monday morning and showed that his left collarbone is still fractured and he remains at least three weeks away from returning, a source told to ESPN Dallas.
“We didn’t think an X ray or X rays would help us make this decision,” Jones said. “It’s going to be how it’s feeling.”