DALLAS – Cowboys backup quarterback Tony Romo is expected to play Sunday when Dallas closes its 2016 regular season at Philadelphia, according to a report from ESPN.com.
Romo has not played in a regular season game since Thanksgiving 2015. He suffered a compression fracture in his back during this year’s preseason game against Seattle.
That forced Dallas to start the regular season with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott who has led the Cowboys to a 13-2 record and home field advantage in the upcoming NFC Playoffs.
Romo returned from the back injury and was placed on the active roster, but has been Prescott’s backup for the last month.
The Cowboys said earlier this week that Prescott would start Sunday, but Dallas also expected to play third string quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has not said what the rotation will be for all three quarterbacks.
Romo is the franchise’s all-time leader in touchdown passes and passing yards, but said upon his return that he would accept his backup role and not be a distraction for the team and Prescott.