Dallas Cowboys news is a mixture of good and bad for Week 2. The Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles quite easily, but may have lost quarterback Tony Romo in the process. The great news was the 20-10 victory over a division rival, allowing the Cowboys to become the only 2-0 team in the NFC East. The bad news is that Romo suffered a fractured left clavicle.
A report from NFL.com stated that no timeline for his recovery has been announced, and that the team is going to reevaluate the star quarterback on Monday, September 21. Romo broke that same clavicle in Week 7 of the 2010 NFL season, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. He was pretty optimistic following the game against the Eagles though.
“I’ll be back. It’s going to take a little bit of time. It’s a broken bone. It is what it is.”
Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Dallas Cowboys will already be without star receiver Dez Bryant for a while. There are mixed reports about how long Bryant will be out, but it could be as long as eight to 12 weeks in total. That could be a big blow to the Cowboys trying to win another NFC East title this season. If the rest of the division continues to struggle, though, the Cowboys will stay right in the thick of things.
The defense gets a lot of credit for slowing down Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford and new running back DeMarco Murray. In the passing game, Bradford was able to complete just 23-of-37 passes, two of which were intercepted by the Cowboys. As for the running game, the Cowboys absolutely shut it down. The Eagles finished with a total of just seven rushing yards, with Murray accounting for just two yards on 13 carries. It was not what the former Cowboy wanted to do in the first game against his former team.
Brandon Weeden filled in very nicely for Tony Romo, completing all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. He also had 11 rushing yards on three attempts to help move the ball. After strong wins against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys have some work to do against good quarterbacks in the coming weeks. For the next three games, the team will be asked to stop Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, and then Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
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