The Cowboys have activated quarterback Tony Romo from the injured reserve/designated to return list, reports Todd Archer of ESPN.com (via Twitter). The four-time Pro Bowler hasn’t played since Week 2, when he fractured his clavicle in a win over the Eagles. The activation was somewhat predictable, considering this was the first week Romo was eligible to return.
Everything was looking good for the Cowboys following their dramatic opening day victory over the Giants, when Romo passed for 356 yards, three scores and two interceptions. After the game, we learned Dez Bryant was going to miss extended time, and the wideout ended up missing close to two months with a foot injury. Romo went down with his fracture the next week, a hard break for a team that was hoping to contend.
It’s worth noting that the Week 2 victory over Philadelphia was the last time the Cowboys recorded a win. In Romo’s absence, Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassell have combined to go 0-7, compiling 1,547 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Despite their prolonged losing streak, the Cowboys are still confident they could sneak into the playoffs.
“I don’t think that anyone in this locker room thinks by any means that the season is over, and I think they understand,” Romo told Archer. “I have conveyed that message to them. I think our coach has. You can tell by the way they play. You lose enough games, it can creep in where it feels that way.
“I just think our team has given 100 percent effort and commitment. That is exciting to see.”