IRVING, Texas – Of the two key losses the Cowboys have experienced on offense, one of them at least has a shot to play this week, even if it remains a long shot.
But while Dez Bryant's status is the center of attention, Tony Romo is getting better each day, according to his head coach.
"Making progress," Jason Garrett said when asked to give an update on Romo. "Obviously he can't do anything on the practice field, he's four games away from doing it, but I think he's made progress. He's moving around better."
Romo suffered a fractured clavicle near his left shoulder in the Sept. 20 win over the Eagles. And while Garrett said his quarterback hasn't been cleared to throw passes just yet, there have been no setbacks in his rehab.
"I think there are some things that are uncomfortable for him," Garrett said. "But I think as you look at how he's healed, everything has been positive up to this point."
The Cowboys placed Romo on the eight-week Injured Reserve, which keeps him out of games until the Nov. 22 matchup with the Dolphins. However, Romo is eligible to practice after six weeks, meaning he could have full participation with his teammates after the Nov. 1 Seattle game.[embeddedad0]
Although Romo has only played a little more than six quarters this season, he still leads the team with three touchdowns passes. Brandon Weeden, who has thrown two in three starts, has been replaced as the starter with veteran Matt Cassel.