The Cowboys have been dealt two huge blows the first two weeks of the NFL season, first losing star wide out Dez Bryant to a broken foot, and then this past week they lost QB Tony Romo with a fractured left clavicle
‘I’ll be back,” Romo said Sunday.
”It’s going to take a little bit of time. It’s a broken bone. It is what it is. Our team played great. I’m proud we got this win. It’s not an easy place to come in and win. We’ll hopefully get a few more and we’ll get ready to go.”
The team has installed Brandon Weeden as their starter, but still are in need of a quarterback, and today went out and made a move to help them.
Dallas traded for Bills quarterback Matt Cassel, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Cowboys get Cassel and Buffalo’s 2017 seventh-round draft pick for the Cowboys fifth round pick in 2017.
How does the two huge injuries affect the Cowboys and what do top sports betting sites say about the team moving forward?
They are not as high as they once were, to say the least. Most seem to think losing both Romo and Bryant for an extended amount of time is going to be too much to overcome.
Having Cassel aboard to be the backup to Weeden will help, but neither Cassel or Weeden are anywhere near the caliber of Romo, and there’s no doubt the Cowboys will struggle.
The next game Romo is eligible to start is the game on November 22nd against the Dolphins down in Miami. He was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list Tuesday.
The move keeps him out for the next eight weeks as he recovers from a broken left collarbone. Romo will not have surgery, which is good news, but if the Cowboys can at least go 4-4 in those 8 games before Romo should come back, that would be welcome news to many Dallas fans.
Ask Dallas owner Jerry Jones, and he feels that Weeden is going to be able to step in and run the ship. That certainly remains to be seen.
Injuries are a part of the game. For the Cowboys, the first two weeks of 2015 could not have gone much worse in terms of losing big name players on the roster.