At 3-8 the Dallas Cowboys are surprisingly just 2 games out of first place in the putrid NFC East. That, however, says more about the division than it does the Cowboys. With Tony Romo going down once again on Thanksgiving after re-injuring that same collar bone, they must turn it over to Matt Cassel once again. Well, we all know how that went earlier in the season.
But Dallas still has life and even though Romo is gone for the remainder of the regular season, the team is holding out hope that he’ll be able to play in the postseason should they get there. This is why they are refusing to put him on IR.
The Dallas Cowboys plan to avoid placing quarterback Tony Romo on injured reserve to ensure he would be available if the team makes the playoffs, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
The Cowboys are in last place in the NFC East with a 3–8 record, so their odds of making the playoffs are low. But the NFC East is currently led by the Washington Redskins, who are 5–6.
Given his recent injury history, it’d probably be wise for them to begin looking into Romo’s longterm replacement.