Here we go again, Dallas. After getting knocked out of Thursday night's preseason game with a back injury, it was reported on Saturday afternoon that Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back that could cause him to miss 6-10 weeks.
Romo, 36, has missed at least one game due to injury in each of the last three seasons. The Cowboys went just 1-13 without him, including 1-11 last season. Romo's age and durability have been huge concerns for Dallas, which used a fourth-round pick on QBASE standout Dak Prescott in this year's draft. Prescott has had an exceptional preseason, but could be thrown into the starting lineup much sooner than anyone expected. While the preseason is hardly a predictor of real success, Dallas provides the best offensive line in the league to go along with several highly-skilled playmakers. Should Prescott seize this opportunity, it is not out of the realm of possibility that we have seen the end of Romo in Dallas.
How fitting would that be? After keeping the Cowboys relevant for a decade by carrying the load on offense, Romo's back may have finally gave out.