The Cowboys have their eyes set on Week 8 for Tony Romo.
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly eyeing Week 8 as the return date for the injured quarterback, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The 36-year-old quarterback broke a bone in his back in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks in August. This Thursday, it will have been six weeks since the injury. A Week 8 return would give Romo roughly two months to fully heal and get back to full strength.
Tony Romo update: #Cowboys & Romo are targeting a Wk 8 return, post-bye. It’ll be 6 weeks Thurs, then he’ll ramp up conditioning & throwing
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2016
The Cowboys – rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, especially – have played well in Romo’s absence, as the team has gotten off to a 2-1 start without their star QB.
Despite Prescott and the team playing well, though, the Cowboys have continuously said Romo is the starter when he does return to the field.
Dallas is set to play at San Francisco today. The game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. on FOX.