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Phillips not counting Romo out after limited practice
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who wants to play despite a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, practiced and threw passes to receivers Thursday.
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Coach Wade Phillips didn't rule out the possibility of Romo playing Sunday at St. Louis even though he said the quarterback was limited in practice Thursday and that Brad Johnson took most of the snaps.
"He threw the ball pretty well," Phillips said. "Just throwing the ball isn't all they do. ... There's some other factors that we'll see as we go along here. We still have a couple of more days."
Romo, with a protective splint on his heavily wrapped hand, threw lightly to all receivers during the early portion of practice that was open to reporters. Johnson, the 40-year-old backup whose last start was in 2006 for Minnesota, was working with the starters during drills.
Romo never handed off to running backs during the two-hour practice.
Phillips said he would probably know after practice Friday "what direction we want to go" as far as Romo playing. But he wasn't planning to make any announcement.
"I won't wait until Sunday (to decide)," Phillips said. "I'm not telling anybody."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Phillips talked to each other while Romo threw on the opposite side of the field at the start of practice.
Jones didn't talk to reporters at practice, but earlier Thursday at a news conference at the team's new stadium, was asked if Romo would play and responded, "It looks promising."
Romo was hurt on the first play of overtime in Sunday's 30-24 loss at Arizona. After the broken finger was diagnosed, Phillips said Romo was out and that Johnson would take over Sunday at St. Louis. It was thought then that Romo could be out up to a month.
But Romo, after getting a phone call from New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre, told coaches Wednesday he would like to play. Romo didn't practice then, but threw on the side, including some passes to Jones and tight end Jason Witten.
"Yeah, he threw me several balls, knocking them in there very good," Jones said.
Romo hasn't spoken in the locker room this week, and escaped quickly without answering questions the one time he was seen while reporters were present.
"He's been upbeat, he's been in meetings talking just like he was playing," Witten said before practice Thursday. "That's very encouraging because I'm sure he was devastated because he's never been hurt before. To see him out there throwing and trying to talk Wade into letting him play, that's encouraging for all of us."
Phillips said Romo doesn't have to go through a full practice to play.
Jones acknowledged that one of the concerns of Romo playing is the risk of making the injury worse.
We'll see, looks like a minute to minute thing. From the sounds of it, I don't think he'll play this one... I may be wrong though. My gut tells me he will. I never stick to my gut though, and it's always right
Jerry Jones called himself "Dr. Jerry" in a press conference and was very much PRO starting Romo. He said, "we need to get in the playoffs"
He's serious this year. This may be a bad move starting Romo for fear of further injuring it. Dr. Jerry said "there is no chance to injury it more"
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yeah, but no harm in drafting the #1 QB/WR tandem and have them make me some $$.
Haha I don't know how that tandem will work if you add Roy Williams to the mix. It won't happen right away, but I see a lot of balls getting through Roy's way. It doesn't matter though; Witten has been/will continue to be Romo's "go to" guy in must make scenarios
Thats his first start in so many years, why would anyone expect him to play well? Besides, its wise for them to keep away Romo till he is fit to play and lose one or two games as opposed to risk him playing and lose the entire season.
Quote, originally posted by spidy » Thats his first start in so many years, why would anyone expect him to play well? Besides, its wise for them to keep away Romo till he is fit to play and lose one or two games as opposed to risk him playing and lose the entire season.
I agree. It's so hard to watch this though.
I think it is safe to say; Playoffs at this point in time look to be out of the question.
Adam Jones -- **** you, you damn *****! If it wasn't for your dumbass behavior we'd have a decent CB on the field!!!
LOOK AT THE INJURIES!!!