The Dallas Cowboys are 3-8 after losing to the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving. They are last in the NFC East. They are dead last in the NFC. Despite this, the Cowboys actually still think they can make the 2016 NFL playoffs.
Cowboys do not plan to put Tony Romo on IR. In the event of a long playoff run he could conceivable be available. Keeping door ajar...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 1, 2015
Romo suffered his second collarbone injury of the 2015 season last Thursday. The first collarbone injury he suffered came after he got hit by Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Jordan Hicks in Week 2. It was Hicks' hit which forced the Cowboys to place Romo on injured reserve/designated to return for eight weeks.
I guess the Cowboys aren't totally crazy for waiting to officially give up on Romo. They're mathematically alive in this terrible NFC East division ... but, still, come on. Their remaining five games include: away at Washington, away at Packers, home versus Jets, away at Bills, and home versus Washington. And even if a miracle happened and they did make it, how could they expect Romo to stay healthy?
In conclusion: Lol Cowboys.