Tony Romo’s first pass in his return to the Dallas Cowboys after missing seven game to heal a broken collarbone was left-handed ... maybe just to test that broken left clavicle.
The Cowboys’ first series of the game started at their own 4 after a Dolphins punt. On third down, Romo eluded a Dolphins pass rusher in the end zone with a spin move to his left and then dummped the ball to Darren McFadden with shot put throw. McFadden ran to the Cowboys’ 134 but was a yard shy of a first down.
Romo’s first two plays were handoffs to McFadden.
Romo’s first pass with his dominant right arm was to his most familiar target, tight end Jason Witten.
The Cowboys’ second drive ended with an interception after a 15-play, 68-yard march to the Dolphins’ 12.
With a Dolphins pass rusher bearing down on him, Romo threw a wobbly ball to Dez Bryant, who turned to the inside only to have Brent Grimes make the interception. Romo was shown with some heated words for Bryant as they walked off the field.
Romo was off-target on a couple of early throws in the Cowboys’ second drive. But he converted a key third down to Bryant and almost connected with a diving Gavin Escobar in the back of the Dolphins’