Tony Romo doesn’t need surgery to repair his fractured left clavicle.
But the Cowboys are in definite need of another quarterback.
Could it be former Boise State star Kellen Moore, who’s on the practice squad?
Or someone who’s on the unemployment line?
On Monday, the same day Romo sent out a surgery-not-needed tweet after suffering an injury in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, team officials were scrambling to figure out their immediate future at the position. Romo is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks.
Backup Brandon Weeden, the only other QB on the active 53-man roster, is scheduled to start Sunday against the Falcons.
The Cowboys have not ruled out signing a free agent or adding a quarterback via trade, Vice President Stephen Jones said during a radio interview Monday.
“We’ve been hard at it,” Jones said. “I don’t think it’s fair to throw out any names yet. There’s a lot of ways to acquire players. You can get them off the street. You can get them off of other people’s practice squads. You can trade for them. There’s a lot of ways to look at it.
“Certainly we’re going to uncover every stone knowing that Tony is probably going to be out for weeks here. We’ve got to take a look at and see here what’s going to be the alternative if Brandon were to have an injury, God forbid, but if he were to have an injury who’s up next. So, we’re certainly looking at that. Probably, we’ll end up having some guys to work out over the next day or two, and we’ll go from there and make a decision from there.
“I wouldn’t rule anybody out. Anybody who’s had success and played well in the NFL and isn’t on a team or is on another team that might be, that team might be willing to move him, we’ll look at him.”
Weeden said “there is pressure on everyone in this organization,” now that the four-time Pro Bowler is out.
“I am not going to put any added pressure on myself. I know what is at stake. I know we have a good team. So hopefully we can all rally and keep this going in the right direction.”
Said head coach Jason Garrett: “We’ll certainly consider all options to make our team better. We like the options we have right now.”