IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have a CT scan on his left collarbone within the next week, and while surgery remains a possibility Romo said the bone is getting "stronger and stronger."
"I think we know which way we're siding and we've had exhaustive discussions about it," Romo said Saturday at the re-opening of Bowlmor Dallas in Addison, Texas, where he signed autographs for fans. "Really it's just about being there for your teammates. If I play, I know what I mean to our team. I just need to do everything in my power to make sure I'm on the football field."
The day after the 2015 season ended, Romo said he was looking at different options for his collarbone either through surgery or without an operation. If he had surgery, he would likely have a plate inserted into his collarbone to protect it from a re-break.
Since 2010, Romo has broken the collarbone three times, including twice last season. The initial break came Sept. 20 against the Philadelphia Eagles and then after missing seven games he suffered a hairline fracture after a hit in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Romo said he is ahead on his offseason conditioning and football work than in past years at this time.
"That's about the only positive that comes from being out," Romo said.
The Cowboys went 3-1 in Romo's four starts. He finished the season with five touchdown passes and seven interceptions while completing 83-of-121 passes for 884 yards. The Cowboys kept him on the active roster until they were officially eliminated from the playoffs. He went on injured reserve on Dec. 25.
"With some of the workouts, I've been able to go harder in the last three weeks than I have in the previous six months," Romo said. "I'm getting excited about that. Kind of wish training camp was coming up. For me, I already had an offseason almost during the year, so I'll be ready to rock for the [organized team activities]."