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Report: Romo to have X-rays on non-throwing hand

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By PFW staff

Tony Romo hurt his left hand during the second half of the Cowboys' 24-21 loss to the Vikings on Sunday, which dropped Dallas to 1-4 on the season.

ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins reported that Romo hurt his left thumb in the game, and that the QB would undergo X-rays Monday. If the thumb is broken, Romo could miss playing time, similar to the 2008 season, when a broken pinkie forced him to the bench for three games. Fourteen-year veteran Jon Kitna is Dallas' second-string QB.

The way we see it

It didn't appear things could be any worse for the 'Boys, but the results of the X-ray will determine that. Any time Romo misses will be important, especially with two games vs. the rival Giants coming in the next four weeks. Kitna is a solid reserve quarterback, but lacks the mobility Romo possesses, which is vital behind a poor offensive line.

Fantasy Spin

Romo is an elite fantasy player in the Cowboys' big-play offense, so owners should check on his status after his hand is examined. If he doesn't play, the value of his receivers (Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten) may go down, but it could result in more touches for RBs Marion Barber and Felix Jones.


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