Dallas Cowboys waive QB Brandon Weeden; Romo nears return

Tony Romo, Jameis Winston
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) shakes hands with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after the Buccaneers defeated the Cowboys 10-6 during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived quarterback Brandon Weeden on Tuesday with the possibility of Tony Romo’s return this weekend after missing seven games with a broken collarbone.

Weeden went 0-3 filling in for Romo and Matt Cassel was 0-4. It’s the longest slide by Dallas since the team lost seven straight while going 1-15 under Jimmy Johnson in 1989.

Romo is eligible to play again for Dallas (2-7), but it is not yet known if he will play Sunday at Miami (4-5). Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the 35-year-old quarterback who’s had broken ribs, two broken collarbones and three back injuries will practice this week.

If Romo “practices well,” Garrett says, he will play against the Dolphins.



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