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.