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Tony Romo expected to start for Cowboys on Sunday

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Tony Romo is expected to start Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys after missing seven games because of a broken collarbone, sources close to the quarterback told NFL Media's Desmond Purnell on Monday.

Romo is eligible to return this week, but coach Jason Garrett stopped short of saying whether he would play against the Miami Dolphins.

"We'll take his situation day-by-day." Garrett said of Romo's status.

The coach added Romo will have a standard week, which usually means sitting out Wednesday followed by practice on Thursday and Friday before traveling to Miami to face the Dolphins.

The Cowboys have until Saturday afternoon to activate Romo off the injured reserve/designated to return list.

Even with Garrett downplaying Romo's return, we'd be shocked if the quarterback missed another week. Romo himself told fans Monday that there's a "pretty good chance" he'll be under center against the Dolphins.

The Cowboys have been a disaster without Romo, losing seven straight games to fall to 2-7. Still, Dallas is miraculously just two games back in loss column in the woeful NFC East. There is no doubting that Jerry Jones believes with Romo back on the field his team still has a chance to pull off an winning streak and become the first team under the current playoff format to reach the postseason after starting 2-7.

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