Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys walks off of the field after a win over the Washington Redskins 19-16 at FedExField.
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By Larry Brown
The Dallas Cowboys believe Tony Romo would be at risk to break his collarbone for a third time if he were to return again this season.
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Romo broke his collarbone in a Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles and missed the next seven games — all losses. He returned to beat the Miami Dolphins on the road, but he re-broke his clavicle on Thanksgiving against the Carolina Panthers.
Despite suffering a second collarbone fracture this season, the Cowboys did not place Romo on injured reserve. Instead they were holding out hopes that they might make the playoffs, in which case Romo could be ready to return. However, that possibility does come with risks.
Source says #Cowboys have no doubt Tony Romo would risk fracturing his left collarbone 3rd time if cleared to return from 6-8 week injury