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Tony Romo Not Expected Back Until Christmas Day

While Tony Romo appears to be making progress from his broken clavicle, he’s still a long way away from returning to the football field.

Romo threw for the first time since suffering the injury on Sunday and underwent X-rays on the broken bone on Monday. The bone is still healing, as expected, and Romo isn’t expected back to the field soon. According to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, the Cowboys aren’t expecting Romo back until its Week 16 matchup in Arizona on Christmas Day.

Earlier reports had shown optimism that Romo could possibly return in Week 14 or 15. While this may disappoint some Cowboys and Romo fans, it’s for the best to allow his injury to heal properly, especially since the Cowboys aren’t going to be in the playoff race.

Dallas heads to Philadelphia to end the season in Week 17, which at best looks like it would be Romo’s second start since the injury.

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