The Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of a tough decision and it sounds like they are seeking a second opinion.
The belief is the Cowboys are trying to establish that the eight to ten week recovery time that has been established for Romo is in fact an accurate one, something that would allow them to place Romo on long-term injured reserve, freeing up a roster spot as long as he is out of action.
“We’re certainly getting our hands around it,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said,as per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’ll be needing to make that decision obviously sometime later in the weekend. Whatever we do with him, he’ll need to be on our 53 when we cut it on Friday. So you’ve got to have him through the 53 cut before you can put him on designated to return, if we wanted to consider that. But it may be that we just keep him on the roster. We’ll just see.”
The issue here for Dallas is if they believe Romo can make it back earlier the move would nullify that possibility, any player placed on long-term injured reserve is ruled out for the first eight games of the season.
It won't be any easy choice, and the second medical opinion is likely to play a significant role.