Tony Romo leaning toward getting collarbone plate


Tony Romo's offseason decision on surgery is coming to a head.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback told NFL Media's Desmond Purnell on Saturday he is "leaning toward" getting a plate inserted to reinforce his collarbone, but won't make a decision until after a scan.


"We're going to have the CT scan next week and go from there," Romo said. "Most likely I'm leaning towards getting the plate. We'll see though how strong it is. Really if it's as strong as we want then we won't do anything, but I think we're leaning towards the plate. Not very invasive. Not a very big thing."

Romo injured his collarbone twice in 2015, cratering the Cowboys' chances to make consecutive playoff appearances.

The quarterback said having a plate inserted wouldn't force him to miss offseason workouts.

"No. We'll be back for the OTA stuff and everything," Romo said. "Shouldn't be very long. It's like anything, you get surgery, it takes a couple of weeks to heal the wound, and then from there it's rehab for a couple of weeks and you're good to go."

Turning 36 in April, Romo has several more years leading the Cowboys. The big question in Dallas is whether the brass adds a young protégé high in the 2016 NFL Draft.