INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Romo has not had surgery on his injured collarbone, but the discussion about that possibility continues to grow.
Speaking to reporters from the NFL Combine on Wednesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the expectation is that Romo will get X-Rays on the bone – which he broke twice during the 2015 season – once team officials return from Indianapolis.
That will help determine which course of action the Pro Bowl quarterback should take, or whether he should have any kind of procedure at all.
"We'll make some decisions about what approach to take with him – whether we're going to do the Mumford procedure, whether we're going to put a plate in there or we're going to do nothing," Garrett said. "I think it's important for us to see the X-Ray, and we'll make some decisions from there."
A quick refresher: Romo first discussed the possibility of having surgery on the shoulder right after the end of the 2015, when he mentioned the possibility of putting a plate over the mending collarbone. Since then, he has undergone a CT scan to determine the best course of action, and recently reports have surfaced about the possibility of the Mumford procedure – which involves removing a portion of the distal clavicle.
"At the end of the day, I think he's wanting to make sure he gets every opinion and make sure he does it right," said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones. "At the end of the day, this is not something that's required at all. It's just preventative. It's up to him to make sure he feels good about it and we all feel good about it. We'll make a decision at that point."
Both Romo and Cowboys officials have insisted in the last month that a procedure won't hinder his availability for the offseason program. Jones said Tuesday that the team is aware of when Romo would need to have surgery by if he's to be available in the spring.
"We're on top of that," he said.