Cowboys, Tony Romo to wait 4 weeks before deciding on surgery

Tony Romo to wait on surgery (3:19)

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer explains Tony Romo's options in dealing with his broken collarbone. (3:19)

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo will re-evaluate the quarterback's healing left collarbone in four weeks before making a final determination on surgery, according to sources.

Romo had a CT scan a week ago on the collarbone, which showed good bone growth, after he broke it a second time in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Carolina Panthers. Romo suffered the first break on Sept. 20 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The hairline fracture from the Carolina game came in the healed portion from the original break.

According to the sources, it is possible Romo could pass on having a plate inserted to reinforce the collarbone and have what is called a Mumford procedure in which the distal portion of the clavicle is shaved down. The recovery time would still be 6-8 weeks and have Romo back on the field for the organized team activities in May.

Romo missed 12 games last season because of the collarbone injuries. The Cowboys went 3-1 in his starts and 1-11 without him to finish with their first record since 1989. Romo completed 83 of 121 passes for 884 yards with five touchdown passes and seven interceptions.