The Dallas Cowboys’ 2016 season will begin without one of their most famous players, as Tony Romo suffered a back fracture and will likely be out for 10 weeks.
At 36 years of age, this could be the end for Tony Romo. The longtime Dallas QB was rushed off the field on Thursday during a preseason game against the Seahawks, but few could have predicted the injury that has just occurred. In fact, Romo was considering continuing to play, but his coaches decided against this.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett made US gambling news this weekend by announcing that Romo had suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae, the third lowest bone in the spine. Romo will have no choice but to rest for the foreseeable future, most likely 10 weeks, according to doctors.
Dak Prescott will be replacing Romo as starting quarterback, and for good reason. The 23 year old former Mississippi Bulldog has had a stellar preseason thus far, completing 39 of 50 passes for 454 yards and no interceptions. Prescott is seen by some as the future of Dallas football, and he now has his time to shine.
How will this affect the betting lines?
According to GTBets, Romo’s back injury has not significantly changed the betting lines. The Cowboys are currently listed at +280 to win the NFC East division. Ahead of them are the New York Giants at +200 and the Washington Redskins at +220.
GTBets has also set the betting lines to win the 2016 Super bowl. Dallas is listed at +3500 to win the Super bowl. The current favorites to win are the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks at +650, respectively.
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