Jul 23, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) calls a play at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.

Tony Romo wants to play in Hall of Fame game

By playing in the Hall of Fame game the Dallas Cowboys have an extra preseason game. Because of that the Dallas coaching staff is wanting to protect their $108 million quarterback Tony Romo by withholding him from the game. If he were to sit out he’d have a normal preseason schedule though.

“Sure. I always like to play,” Romo said. “But we’ll do whatever the coach says. That’s part of being a team. We’ve got to get some guys some looks and do some things.”

“If I did play, it would be a series, whether you went eight plays or three plays, I’m not sure how much that is going to affect that,” Romo said Monday, via the team’s official website. “Saying that, I still want to play every time I suit up. Every time I step out there your juices are flowing and you want to compete. From that perspective, yeah. But whatever the coaches want.”

A little extra game speed action could benefit Romo, but as we’ve watched players drop every day to season-ending injuries the coaches wanting to withhold Tony Romo makes sense.

Tony Romo earlier this offseason had an operation to remove a cyst from his back.

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