Cowboys sign Sanchez, face tough decision with Romo
It was reported all over the sports world that Mark Sanchez was signed by the Dallas Cowboys, a short time after he was cut by the Denver Broncos, after losing the starting job to the 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian.
Once it was clear that Siemian would be the starter, most people expected Sanchez to become an immediate free agent and it didn’t take the Cowboys very long to announce that they had reached an agreement with Sanchez. Dallas began scrambling trying to fill in the back up role for Dak Prescott while Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back due to a hit from Cliff Avril in Week 3 of the preseason, causing him to miss at least the first half of the season. Jameill Showers was given the chance to earn the back up role to Prescott in Week 4 of the preseason, but a few hiccups in the game caused the Cowboys to cut him to clear a spot for Sanchez, but he was later picked up again by the Cowboys and sent to the practice squad.
With week one underway the Cowboys face a tough decision on deciding what to do with Romo. They can move him to IR after the horrendous season last year, after a stellar 2014 season, it’s understandable why the Cowboys want Romo for as many games as possible. They simply click and play better overall with him under center. Dak has shined and looked promising in the preseason, but we have yet to see the best of him as more teams now have time and tape to study Prescott and prepare for him.
As of now, the timetable for Romo to return is all over the place, but highly leaning towards the 8-10 week range. Dallas can hold out hope for Romo to return sooner, not put him on IR, and they get nothing for it. Then again, they can play it safe with their QB, place him on IR, and not have him for eight weeks at least. Either way this is not the way Dallas and their fans were hoping to start the season.
Orlando Torres covers the NFL and Dallas Cowboys for MyFantasySportsTalk.com | Follow him on Twitter @itslandoyo