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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo 'no sure thing' for Week 9

By on 10/30/2014 01:12:00 PM

The NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys lost more than a game on Monday night, they also lost their starting quarterback for part of the game and currently he is not a sure thing to start against the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.

Tony Romo suffered a back contusion in the loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday. He left the game in the third quarter only to return for the Cowboys last drive in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys eventually lost in overtime. Romo has not practiced this week, including sitting out the walkthrough on Thursday. He described his pain level on Wednesday as about the same as he felt right after the game.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says he remains hopeful that Romo will be able to start on Sunday, despite not practicing. He said the quarterback is still in on the meetings and is mentally preparing himself to start. Romo said that pain tolerance wouldn't be an issue if he felt that he could move around and function enough to start.

If Romo is unable to start, then backup Brandon Weedon would make his first start for the Cowboys. He came in for two series against the Redskins, completing four passes out of six attempts for 69 yards and one touchdown.

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  1. From what I saw of last sunday night's game, if Romo can't play, the team has a more than adequate backup QB in Branden Weeden. In the few minutes Weeden spend on the field, he did an excellent job of running the offense. The Cowboys need to ignore Romo's ego and let him rest... lest they lose him for the rest of the season.