The drama surrounding Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s back injury continued into its fourth day today. After missing practice the past two days, the Dallas Cowboys say Tony Romo is a game-time decision for Sunday’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Romo missed practice on Wednesday as he was just 1.5 days removed from his Monday Night Football injury. He then missed both the team walkthrough and practice on Thursday as he still felt discomfort. The Cowboys on Friday said Romo was missing his third straight practice due to continued pain.
However, though the Dallas Cowboys say Tony Romo is a game-time decision, all signs seem to point to Romo starting Sunday’s game at AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys QB has received back treatments all week but has steered clear of all football activities. Still, Romo has insisted all week that he’ll be ready to go if called, and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said yesterday “He’s not ruled out for this game by any means.”
Romo suffered a back bone contusion during the Cowboys Monday Night Football 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Romo’s back injury came midway through the third quarter on a sack by Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson. Romo returned in the fourth quarter, but he was clearly affected by the injury and had an MRI on Tuesday.
If Romo isn’t able to start, current backup QB Brandon Weeden would get the start, with Dustin Vaughan the presumed backup. It isn’t yet clear whether Romo would enter the game in a backup role. If he doesn’t start he’ll most likely sit out the entire game, though Dallas’ Garrett didn’t specify that on Friday.