Tony Romo's recovery behind schedule

Don’t look for Tony Romo to come riding in atop a white horse and save the season for the Dallas Cowboys.

Oh, wait a minute. That’s not possible. But the team was still hoping to see its quarterback return from a fractured left collarbone before the season ended but with only two games remaining now, that looks doubtful.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday’s 33-30 victory over the Washington Redskins that Romo’s recovery is behind schedule, according to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.

"He's not ready to play," Jones said, per the report. "He's still having sensitivity. If he were healthy, he would practice."

The plan had been for Romo to return for the game this week at Arizona on Saturday, but capable backup Jon Kitna will make that start. Interestingly, Jones said there isn’t a plan to place Romo on injured reserve. Kitna is 4-4 as the starter and has a 91.4 passer rating.

“The fact that Kitna is playing well, healthy, off a win, we've got to think about that as well," Jones said.

Still, it would be nice for Romo to get back out there, knock some of the rust off and clear a mental hurdle that he may now have to wait until next season to get past.

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