Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is reportedly set to make his eagerly anticipated return against the Miami Dolphins this weekend.
The four-time Pro Bowler has been out of action for two months after he broke his collarbone in the latter stages of their win – which was incidentally their last – against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week Two.
Romo has been sorely missed, with the Cowboys 0-6 since he last featured – their longest losing streak since 1989 – but coach Garrett warned their problems will not magically disappear when their main man returns.
"If we feel like, 'Just because Tony is back everything is good' — that's the wrong approach," coach Jason Garrett said in his latest press conference. "We have to get better in all three areas. We have to coach better. We have to play better."
Romo should be cleared from the injured reserve/designated list ahead of practice on Wednesday and will get the nod to start under center if he comes through unscathed.
"We're going to let him practice," Garrett added.
"And if he practices well, he's going to play in the game. And we anticipate him practicing well, so we're excited about that opportunity."
The news comes after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had strongly suggested heading into their latest loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that Romo would start as soon as he is eligible to return.
"It's in the long-term best interest, if of course he's ready, to play this week," Jones said. "It's in our long-term best interest to go out there and try to win a ballgame."