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Saturday, August 27, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY FALLOUT: BROKEN BONE IN TONY ROMO'S BACK USHERS IN DAK PRESCOTT ERA ALREADY

Well that was quick.  Dallas Cowboys oft-injured QB Tony Romo didn't even make it out of preseason this time before getting hurt, this time a broken bone in his back that he suffered in Thursday night's outing.  Romo was bent awkwardly early in the game and was in quite a bit of visible pain right after.  He lobbied to go back into the game but head coach Jason Garrett didn't bite.  Subsequent testing has revealed that Romo has a broken bone in his back which Garrett said was not related to his two previous back surgeries.  Romo is surely going to be out for the next 6-10 weeks which means preseason sensation Dak Prescott will see his era begin before even he anticipated.

The fallout here is huge all the way across the board on so many levels.  For one thing, the Cowboy skills position players such as RB Zeke Elliott and wideout Dez Bryant are likely going to see their numbers dip with Romo out.  We saw how awful the passing offense was last season without Romo and how awful Bryant's numbers were without his passer.  Also Elliott will now face an extra defender in the box as opposing defendes won't respect Prescott, at least right out of the gate.  As far as Prescott is concerned, his 7-0 TD/INT ratio during the summer has been beyond specacular and his ability to both run and throw it make him an immediate play in two-QB formats.  In single passer leagues, Prescott can be picked up of drafted as well due to the upside here being decent.  Those who already drafted Romo?  You have out condolences but you had to know what you were getting into.  At this state, Romo simply can't be counted on to stay in one piece. 


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