Report: MRI reveals Cowboys QB Tony Romo has broken bone in back; out 6-10 weeks

It looks like the Dallas Cowboys will start the season with a rookie behind center and a rookie at running back.

The Dallas Cowboys were given unfortunate news regarding quarterback Tony Romo’s back injury. The MRI revealed on Saturday that Romo has a broken bone in his back and per @ProFootballTalk, he is expected to miss 6-10 weeks.

The hit came on the third offensive play of the game for Dallas, when Romo felt pressure and scrambled upfield. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril hit Romo from behind and landed awkwardly on the signal caller.

From a fantasy perspective, it will be a negative for the Cowboys’ receiving core, for guys like Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Rookie Dak Prescott has shown the ability to quickly grasp the offense and make plays with both his feet and his arm. One person who this could positively effect would be rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who has ran 100% of his plays out of the shotgun at Ohio State. Dallas will still run plays under center; however, Prescott will allow them to run more plays out of shotgun and incorporate the read option.

Check back for updates on the situation.


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