MOBILE, Ala. -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will undergo a CT scan on his left collarbone on Wednesday. The scan is a precursor to a planned surgery to insert a plate to stabilize and strengthen an area that has been broken three times since 2010.
“I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday from the Senior Bowl of Romo having surgery, “but it’s leaning hard that way.”
A source told ESPN Insider Ed Werder on Sunday Romo would need six to eight weeks to recover in terms of full football activities. Romo said at an event last week he would be “ready to rock” for the organized team activities in May but did not say surgery was planned.
Jones and coach Jason Garrett do not believe the surgery will compromise Romo’s offseason work.
“Feel good about where he’s going to be and I think he’s chomping at the bit,” Jones said.
Romo broke the collarbone twice in 2015, first in the Week 2 win against the Philadelphia Eagles and then on Thanksgiving against the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys kept Romo on the active roster until they were eliminated from playoff contention.
The day after the season ended Romo alluded to the possibility of surgery. Romo and the Cowboys believe the plate would be able to help the collarbone better withstand hits. He suffered the injuries on nearly identical hits with a defensive player driving his shoulder into the ground.
“Ultimately it’s a medical decision,” Garrett said. “The people who are experts, the doctors, the trainers, those guys know much more about it than I know about it and frankly than Tony knows about it. If they think that’s a good thing for him to do, we don’t think that’s going to put him behind or prevent him from getting better this offseason, it makes sense to do it. I think we’re still in that decision-making process and we’ll make the right decision for him and for our football team.”