Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo remains questionable for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals after a report from ESPN indicated that he suffered two fractured transverse process in his back against Washington last week.
The injury is said to be similar to what Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered earlier this year. He ended up missing one game.
The transverse process is the bony point that sticks out of a vertebra. In reality, it’s not a terrible injury and can heal on its own. Unfortuantely, short-term side effects include limited range of motion and pain when trying to twist or bend at the impacted area. That could have a major impact on Romo’s mobility should he suit up against a blitz-heavy Cardinals defense.
Romo has not practiced all week and will likely be a game-time decision. If he’s not able to go, former first-round bust Brandon Weeden will get the start for a first-place Cowboys team that’s coming off its first loss since Week 1.