Tony Romo Out for 6-10 Weeks with Broken Bone in Back

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Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo will be out for 6 to 10 weeks after breaking a bone in his back in the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cowboys’ backup quarterback Dak Prescott will be the starter at least until Romo is healthy again, and maybe longer if he does well in Romo’s absence.

Romo, 36, has played in the NFL for 11 seasons, all with the Cowboys. He is coming off of a season in which he was injured for most of the year, thus only playing in 4 games and completing 83 of his 121 passes (68.6% completion percentage), throwing for 884 yards and 5 touchdowns with 7 interceptions.

Over his 11-year NFL career, Romo has played in 149 games and has completed 2,826 of his 4,331 passes (65.3% completion percentage), throwing for 34,154 yards and 247 touchdowns with 117 interceptions.

-Asher Fair