Jul 22, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) in the huddle during drills at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo won't play in Hall of Fame Game

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Football fans are gearing up for the start of the NFL season and they will finally get a taste of action with the preseason opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins in the 2013 Hall of Fame Game. The game will take place in Canton, Ohio on August 4 at 8:00 p.m., but there will be at least one of the star players that won’t be participating.

According to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo will not be playing in the game.

“It’s one of those deals where I suppose he could play five plays or whatever, but we might lean to no plays,’’ Garrett told 105.3 The Fan. “But the clock starts on our [first-teamers] in Week Two of the preseason.  So that’s not going to be Tony’s game.’’

The Cowboys have five preseason games this year, so it is understandable that they will hold their most important player out for the extra outing, but it does hurt the appeal of the game. That said, plenty of people will still tune in.

If the Cowboys do end up marching Romo on to the field for a few plays, it will likely be only a few handoffs.

As for who will be under center for the Cowboys, backup quarterback Kyle Orton would be next in line, but don’t expect him to see any action either.

“That’s going to be a Nick Stephens game and an Alex Tanney game,” Garrett said.

Well, this game could really be a dud.

People will still tune in because it is football, but let’s hope that Alex Tanney can make things interesting by launching some trick shots and giving the fans a show.

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