A season that started off so gloomy for the Cowboys, now has a light appearing in their tunnel. In consecutive games to start the season, they lost offensive difference makers, Dez Bryant and then Tony Romo. Luckily, both are nearing their return.

After 4 consecutive losses since Romo’s injury, the Cowboys are desperate for some signs of life on offense – which Romo would surely bring. The Cowboys gunslinger threw for the first time this past week after breaking his left collarbone in a week 2 victory against Philadelphia and it seems like he is right on schedule with his recovery.

However, Romo is not eligible to return until Nov. 22 (week 11) because he is placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. This means the Cowboys will remain with porous QB play from Matt Cassel, for now – Garrett may make the switch back to Weeden, but I doubt it. Romo can, however, return to practice within the next week.

Fantasy Impact

The Cowboys still have another three weeks or so without Romo’s services which means no one in the receiving game can be thought of as a reliable fantasy option – other than Jason Witten and perhaps Dez Bryant when he makes his return. For now, I really like Darren McFadden as long they continue to rely on his legs and the QB play remains inept.

When Romo does indeed return, I expect him to pick up right where he left off. He could be a top fantasy QB down the stretch and of course will have a great weapon in Bryant.

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