It hasn’t been pretty for the Dallas Cowboys this season. Between the injuries, the Greg Hardy drama, blown leads against Philadelphia and Tampa Bay in back-to-back week en route to a 7 game losing streak, there just hasn’t been much to cheer about, until now.
While the Cowboys playoff hopes are long gone, the fans at least have more the reason to cheer as the team activated their star QB off short-term injured reserve. Tony Romo is set to make his first start this week against Miami since week 2. This will end the unsatisfying efforts of the Brandon Weeden-Matt Cassel show. The duo combined for 6 TD passes, 7 inteceptions and an 0-7 record in their attempt to replace Romo.
While I don’t think it’s the smartest move to bring Romo back with the team all but out of playoff contention, I can understand wanting to salvage what’s rest of the season, especially for the fans.
Dez Bryant owners are jumping for joy right about now. In his three games back since his injury in week 1, Bryant has posted underwhelming fantasy performances in two of his three games since his return with only 1 touchdown and two games with less than 50 receiving yards. Romo’s return immediately boosts Dez’s fantasy value as it provides him a QB who won’t be conservative as Romo clearly isn’t afraid to launch the ball downfield. The two also have an established rapport.
Speaking of established rapports, Jason Witten’s fantasy stock rises as well. Witten is Romo’s favorite weapon, especially in the redzone. Romo’s return under center makes Witten a start at TE, if you weren’t already doing so. Romo should be in play right away against a beatable Dolphins defense in what qualifies as a must-win game for Big D. Romo could especially be a sneaky play in DFS leagues this week, as he’s just $6k at DraftKings.