The Dallas Cowboys are really dragging this one out and we have to wonder if there might be something they know that we aren't privy to.
Despite the fact that many believed the signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez would quickly lead to some clarification regarding Romo's status particularly, when it comes to long-term injured reserve, but that is not going to be the case. In fact on Monday head coach Jason Garrett indicated via the team's official website that a decision may still be some time off.
“We’re going to continue to gather information here in the next couple days on Tony and just see what his status is,” Garrett said. “Currently he’s on the 53-man roster. We’ll get some more information here over the next 48 hours and make a determination as to what his status will be going forward.”
What's really curious here is the fact that Romo could have been put on the physically unable to perform list and would have been ruled out of the first 8 games of the season and would have also cleared a roster spot for Dallas, but the team opted not to go that route. With Romo's diagnosis officially being 8-10 weeks of recovery one would imagine that would have been an ideal solution, unless the Cowboys believe there is a chance he returns sooner than the diagnosis would suggest.