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Tony Romo out 6 to 10 weeks with broken bone in back

Tony Romo suffered another devastating back injury that will have him benched for a huge chunk of the 2016 season. Who will step up in Romo's place and how will it affect the Fantasy potential of his teammates?



Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke a bone in his back and will be forced to miss 6 to 10 weeks. The results of a MRI are in and the injury was more serious than initially reported. The injury came on a tough hit during Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie QB Dak Prescott  finished the game with a solid stat line: 17-for-23, 116 yards and one TD pass. He added 12 yards on two carries.


Prescott was receiving a lot attention after Dallas' preseason game and now that attention will magnify ten-fold. Romo, once again, goes down with a back injury and this hurts everybody in the Cowboys' offense. Prescott should fly up draft boards but he's still a risky pick since he's only set to start half the season or so before Romo returns. Fantasy owners should downgrade Dez Bryant and Jason Witten slightly.

One of our experts, Scott Atkins, placed Prescott at No. 20 on his QB rankings days ago. Looks like he nailed that one!

Source: CowboysHQ.com

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