Cowboys give Romo's roster spot to track speedster

Jerry Jones said Sunday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was behind schedule in healing from a fractured left collarbone, making it unlikely he would play anymore this season even though the original plan had been for a potential comeback this week at Arizona.

The Cowboys took it a step further today when they placed Romo on injured reserve, officially ending his season. He was injured against the New York Giants on Oct. 25.

Taking Romo’s place on the roster is wide receiver Teddy Williams, who was promoted from the practice squad. He played cornerback in preseason and is a former track standout at UT-San Antonio, the kind of player the Cowboys will no doubt look to develop in the offseason. He reportedly has been clocked as fast as 9.9 seconds in the 100 meters.

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