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Tony Romo Throws, Collarbone Still Not Healed

For the first time since breaking his clavicle against the Giants on Monday Night Football, Tony Romo threw a football. The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones still hold out hope that Romo will return this season as starting quarterback, despite the fact that Dallas is almost certainly not going to make the playoffs this year.

Romo also underwent X-rays today to reveal how his injured collarbone is progressing. The bone is still broken but hope remains for Romo to return this year. According to Calvin Watkins, Romo isn't wearing a sling on a regular basis.

Jon Kitna has filled in for Romo in his absence and has led the Cowboys to a 2-2 record. Kitna has thrown for over 300 yards in two of his four starts and has thrown eight touchdowns against seven interceptions. Four of those seven interceptions came against the debacle at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars where Dallas lost 35-17 in front of their home crowd.

If Romo is fully healed, it does make some sense to bring him back to start the last few weeks of the season. Jerry Jones has stated that he wants to end the year with a good feeling about the team and Romo could help provide that. More importantly, if Jason Garrett is the head coach next year, it would be a wise move to have Romo work under Garrett with Garrett as head coach rather than offensive coordinator. Of course, if he isn't healthy, there's no need for him to play and risk further injury.

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