McLeod Bethel-Thompson

Cowboys place Romo on IR/return list

In a procedural move that was expected, the Cowboys placed Tony Romo on injured reserve/designated return.

The club was holding auditions for a backup quarterback Tuesday, working out Matt Flynn, Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. As of early Tuesday afternoon, no determination had been made which, if any, of those quarterbacks would be signed, a source said.

Romo suffered a distal clavicle fracture in the victory over Philadelphia, an injury club officials believe will sideline the Pro Bowl quarterback for eight weeks. That tracks with the IR/return list, which states a player must miss eight weeks but is eligible to resume practicing with...