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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo Has Broken Back

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He’ll be out 6-10 weeks.

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Tony Romo is broken again...

After breaking his back in Dallas’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, the Cowboys starting QB is expected to miss 6-10 weeks. The injury is a compression fracture of the L1 vertebra.

You’ll recall Tony broke a bone in his back in 2014. This time it’s a different bone. CBS Sports was the first to report that Romo could miss up to 10 weeks while Ian Rapoport reported that the best case scenario for Romo is that he returns by mid-season. Cowboys HC Jason Garrett has refused to put a timetable on the injury.

Tony Romo is now 36 years old and has seemingly been injured more than not over the past few years. Back injuries are especially troublesome.

While Romo is out, fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott is in line to be the Cowboys starting QB. Assuming Tony misses time, this will be the fourth season in a row in which he’s missed game action due to injury.