Romo was placed on injured reserve/designated to return, and is expected to miss eight weeks. With the bye week on October 18th, the starting QB will miss seven of the team's games.
Romo is hoping to be back for a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 22nd, or November 26th against the Carolina Panthers for a Thanksgiving day showdown. He will not be able to practice for six weeks, and cannot be back any sooner than eight weeks after being place on IR.
Head coach Jason Garrett announced that the team is still weighing its roster options before making a final decision. Recent reports are speculating that the team will work out quarterbacks Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson and Matt Flynn on Thursday.
Another roster option is to use the tag, which the team decided not to do with Bryant, hoping that he will be back in less than the expected eight weeks.
The injury occurred in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles when he was sacked by Jordan Hicks. X-Rays confirmed a break, but an MRI on Monday showed no ligament or muscle damage, which helped him prevent surgery.
It is the second time in Romo's career that he has broken his left collarbone. He suffered the injury in week 7 against the New York Giants in 2010. He was left on the active roster for a while, before being placed on injured reserve with two games left in the season.
As of now, Brandon Weeden is expected to fill the hole at the position, but Dallas knows a move is necessary with the impact of these injuries. The Cowboys are looking to be even more short-handed for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, as tight end Jason Witten's status is uncertain due to multiple injuries.