Report: Cowboys to work out four quarterbacks after Romo injury

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Report: Cowboys to work out four quarterbacks after Romo injury
Tuesday September 22nd, 2015

Quarterbacks Christian Ponder, Matt Flynn, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson will work out for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, according to a report by Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.

The work outs come in response to Tony Romo's broken left clavicle, which he sustained in the third quarter of Dallas' 20–10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Romo is expected to miss eight weeks due to the injury.

Ponder, a first-round selection in the 2011 draft, was released by the Raiders in early September. In four seasons with the Vikings, Ponder amassed 6,658 yards, 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

Flynn, who is tied for the most passing yards (480) and most passing touchdowns (6) in a single game in Packers history, was released by the Jets on Sept. 5.

Johnson, an eight-year NFL veteran, was also released by the Jets just prior to the 2015 season, while Bethel-Thompson was released by the Dolphins during final cuts and subsequently signed to the team's practice squad.

With Romo injured, backup Brandon Weeden is now the only active quarterback on Dallas' roster.

Weeden is 5–16 in his career as an NFL starter.  

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