Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after defeating the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys Rumors: Is Tony Romo’s back a big concern?


Tony Romo is coming off two separate back surgeries, and is still a question mark for the Dallas Cowboys’ veteran mini-camp next month. Yet, the Cowboys didn’t go after a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, so are they really concerned about Romo’s back?

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys do have a certain level of concern about their franchise quarterback, but not enough to think that he’ll be unable to perform in 2014.

“There’s some concern just from a personal level,” Cowboys’ quarterback coach Wade Wilson said. “I saw what happened with Troy [Aikman] and his back. But it’s two different injuries from what I’ve been told and that the rehab is going great and it should be fine. But it’s always a concern when you start having multiple injuries at the same spot.”

Aikman himself has expressed concern for Romo, given his own retirement at 34 due to back injuries.

Even if Romo is good to play this season, not picking up a quarterback in the draft could have been a miscalculation by the Cowboys. Right now, back up Kyle Orton is MIA, although expected to return to the team. But should Orton decide to call it a career, that leaves the Cowboys with Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie on the depth chart.

“We’re still hopeful that Kyle will be here, but if he doesn’t, we feel really good about Brandon, especially since he’s going through our offseason program.” said Wilson.

Bottom line, will the Cowboys regret letting Johnny Manziel fall to the Cleveland Browns?


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  • JoeDaBeast

    Johnny Manziel is the offensive version of Brian Bozworth. “Johnny Football” will work harder to promote his own brand, that in the study sessions or on the practice field. Maybe hoping to grace the cover of the next Madden game, but will be out of the league in 3-5 years.

  • Rick Wangen

    Why do people keep reporting that Romo has had two back surgeries? The first one was a very routine sebaceous cyst removal. Nothing to do with the spine or muscles of the back. Either reporters are trying to make it sound worse than it was for sensational journalism or they just aren’t taking the time to research the facts.