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The Dallas Cowboys have started the season 2-0 but they suffered another major loss.  After losing their star wide receiver Dez Bryant, they’ve now lost their starting quarterback Tony Romo.  Though he won’t have surgery on his fractured left clavicle, he will still be out a significant amount of time.

According to a source via ProFootballTalk, Romo will miss about eight weeks.


Romo broke the same bone in the sixth game of 2010, and he appeared to know immediately he’d done it again in the third quarter in Philadelphia Sunday. The early estimate on his absence in 2010 was 6-8 weeks, but he missed the rest of the season.

The 2-0 Cowboys have their bye week in October, so the eight-week timetable gives Romo a chance to return for the team’s final six or seven games. The Cowboys play at the Dolphins on Nov. 22 and host the Panthers four days later on Thanksgiving, so those are the games circled for now as potential comeback dates.

Brandon Weeden is the Cowboys’ quarterback for now. Weeden completed all seven passes he threw after replacing Romo in Philadelphia, including one for a touchdown to Terrance Williams.

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