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QB Tony Romo suffers broken bone in back; could the Josh McCown rumors heat up again?

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A few weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys were seeking some more depth at the quarterback position behind Tony Romo. That talk cooled down when rookie Dak Prescott started lighting it up in the preseason, but now the talk could be heating right back up.

The Cowboys originally thought that Romo would be OK, but now it’s been revealed that he suffered a fractured vertebrae, with an estimated absence of 6-10 weeks.

Charles Robinson reported a couple of weeks ago that the Browns were seeking a fourth-round pick in exchange for Josh McCown, but that Dallas was thinking more along the lines of a sixth-round pick. With the latest disaster happening to Romo, Dallas might not be ready to buy in to the Prescott hype just yet, especially when they have such a promising team. McCown is a stable presence who can win them games on short notice, so they might be more willing to call Cleveland up and up the ante.