Tony Romo Injury: Updates on Cowboys Star's Clavicle and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo left the team's 20-10 Week 2 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles with a broken left clavicle and missed the team's next seven games. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Romo Active for Week 11

Sunday, Nov. 22's David Helman reported that Romo is available to play against the Miami Dolphins.

Romo Activated from IR, Travels to Miami

Saturday, Nov. 21

David Helman of confirmed that the "Cowboys have activated Romo to the 53-man roster."

The Cowboys also captured a photo of Romo arriving in Miami:'s Todd Archer reported earlier that "Romo will wear extra protection sewn into a shirt he wears under his shoulder pads."

Latest on Romo's Practice Status

Thursday, Nov. 19 

The Cowboys passed along a photo of Romo taking part in Thursday's session:

Romo Comments on Status

Wednesday, Nov. 18

"It's risky whenever you try to come back off this," Romo said regarding his broken collarbone, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.

When asked about his tweet referencing a scene in Major League, Romo explained, "I just want everyone to know we're not done yet," per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

"I don't think anyone in this locker room thinks this season is over," he continued, via Moore.

Cowboys Create Roster Spot for Romo

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Adam Caplan of ESPN reported Romo is set to come off the injured reserve/designated to return list after the Cowboys announced they'd released Brandon Weeden.

Latest on Romo's Playing Status

Monday, Nov. 16

Romo, when asked at a Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner if he would play Sunday, replied, "Oh yeah," per Mike Leslie of WFAA.

Earlier, Ed Werder of ESPN, citing a source, reported recent tests revealed Romo's collarbone has fully healed. The source added that "he will play."

Garrett Comments on Romo's Recovery

Monday, Nov. 16

Head coach Jason Garrett told reporters Romo is day to day.

Jones Comments on Romo's Eventual Return

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that "there are no set of circumstances where we wouldn't play Tony Romo when he's eligible to return versus Miami," per Machota.

On Nov. 2, Jones said that "there's no reason to think Romo won't be ready to play by [Nov. 22]," per Machota:

He's really doing well. You'd like to say ahead of schedule but who knows about that? But still, I know of no reason he won't be playing at that time.

He's very involved. He's, of course, going to be mentally ready. He stays ready there. But he'll hopefully have the opportunity to physically get ready over these next two or three weeks. Hopefully we can get him some work in at practice and obviously will the week of the game. Hopefully we can get him some work in during these times right now.

Video Surfaces of Romo at Practice

Wednesday, Nov. 4

David Helman of provided video of Romo throwing at practice:

Romo Comments on Injury After Being Removed from Win

Sunday, Sept. 20

"I'll be back," Romo said to Erin Andrews after the game, via Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. "It's going to take a little bit of time. It's a broken bone. It is what it is."

Romo's Injury Crippled Cowboys' Playoff Hopes

Romo, 35, has brought the Cowboys stability at the quarterback position for the past decade and continues to improve. He had arguably his finest season in 2014, throwing for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns while completing an NFL-best 69.9 percent of his passes and leading the Cowboys to the postseason. They were a controversial call away from reaching the NFC Championship Game.

While the Cowboys had some turnover in 2015—namely losing DeMarco Murray in free agency to rival Philadelphia—the team was once again expected to be among the top squads in the NFC.

Without Romo, those hopes went out the window.

The four-time Pro Bowler was maligned coming into the 2014 season for a perceived inability to come through in the clutch, though last season seemed to put some of that to rest. Entering this year, he was a major reason, along with the team's excellent offensive line and receiver Dez Bryant, many people expected the team to reach the postseason.

The Cowboys have stumbled to 2-7 and their Super Bowl hopes are entirely reliant on the rest of the NFC East crumbling so they can sneak into the playoffs.

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