​When Tony Romo went down with a back injury, every Cowboys fan's worst fear came true.

We all knew Romo was getting older, fresh off an injury-plagued 2015 season, and was still dealing with back issues. When the report came out that his back was broken, it was almost like a prophecy we were all waiting to see unfold before our eyes. 

Even though Jason Garrett refused to rule out his star quarterback or give a time table on his return, other reports surfaced about the severity of his injury. 

Now, the Cowboys finally have some good news. 

Reports initially had the 36-year-old QB out 6-10 weeks, but the Cowboys received good news when they found out the injury could have been much worse. If Romo could begin training again in three weeks following the Cowboys NFC East battle in Washington, he could be on the fast track to a return.

The Cowboys are in capable hands with rookie Dak Prescott leading the way, but they need Romo healthy and ready to go if they're to return to the top of the NFC East.

This news was a step in that direction.

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