The injury occurred in the team's third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on a hit from Cliff Avril. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett declined to officially rule the QB out for the season opener. If Romo does sit, Dak Prescott is expected to get the start September 11th against the Giants.
The one thing that Garrett was sure of is that this injury will not cost his quarterback the season. Unfortunately, this is familiar territory for the 36-year-old. This will now be the fourth consecutive year that Romo misses at least one game.
In other NFL news from this past weekend, the Los Angeles Rams locked up wide receiver Tavon Austin with a four-year, $42 million extension. The deal includes $30 million in guaranteed money, and will be added to Austin's rookie contract, which runs through 2017.
The 25-year-old was selected eighth overall in the 2013 draft, and set career highs with 52 catches, 907 yards from scrimmage, and 10 touchdowns. This lead to the team picking up his fifth-year option for 2017 in May.
Austin will now make a base salary of $2,143,773 this upcoming season, and $12,628,000 in 2017. The one thing that has the league turning their heads about this deal is that the team is paying Austin from his potential. The young wideout has yet to reach 500 receiving yards in his career. He better do so soon to make this contract worth it.
And the long holdout is finally over, as the San Diego Chargers officially signed defensive end Joey Bosa to a four-year deal. The third overall pick signed the contract after 31 days of negotiation.
Bosa did practice on Tuesday, but the Ohio State defensive star will not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday against the 49ers.
This is now the longest a rookie has withheld from signing since the new collective bargaining agreement was established in 2011. The team reportedly gave Bosa their best offer last week, which the rookie declined. His current deal gives him $26 million over four years, with a $17 million signing bonus.