Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo told Fish and the gathered media late Thursday night in Seattle that he'd "dodged a bullet'' regardint the blow he took to his back.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was wrong.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett announced on Saturday that an MRI revealed a broken bone in Romo's back, and a source tells CHQ that the 36-year-old QB can be expected to miss as long as 10 weeks.
"We're optimistic he'll be back soon,'' said Garrett, and that's fine, but he also said something about "day-to-day'' and that's ridiculous.
There are issues about Romo's future to be determined, but as Fish notes in his Facebook Live report from The Star In Frisco, there is a more immediate "under-construction'' issue (click here for the Fish Cowboys Video and more ...
It is exceedingly rosy to view this as "a chance to find out what Prescott's made of''; the 2016 Cowboys are/were trying to win the NFC East, not trying to experiment with rookies to uncover a future. But now, in a sense, they'll have to do both with Prescott. And they'll have to make decisions behind him, too, as to whether Jameill Showers is ready to be the new No. 2 ("insurance for the insurance,'') as we write here, or whether a vet QB is needed as Prescott's caddie.
Do you run more read-option stuff, as we saw glimpses of in Oxnard? Roll-outs and waggles to cut the field in have for the kid QB? Is the offense even more Ezekiel Elliott-heavy than planned? Was this a one-man team with Romo, or a well-coached 53-man team that can find answers?
Oh, and we know some analysts are already trying to conduct a funeral for the Cowboys (who, in fairness, have been awful without Tony) and for Romo's career. It's too early for all that. No, for the team, it's time to be prepped for Romo missing up to 10 weeks and to get to work. And for Cowboys Nation, it's time to learn more about Dak Prescott, and how Dallas might be able to stay afloat based on his ability to be a "bus driver'' ... or something more.