Tony Romo has said that he wants to play in the Hall of Fame game. The NFL has been hit by a rash of season-ending injuries already and the Dallas Cowboys don’t want their franchise quarterback to suffer a similar fate, especially behind an interior offensive line that has been ravaged by injuries.
Those injuries along the offensive line is one of the reasons the Cowboys will keep Romo out of the Hall of Fame game.
Cowboys QB Tony Romo not expected to play in HOF vs Dolphins. Precautionary and interior OL has too many injuries
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 2, 2013
While Romo expressed a desire to play, he conceded that it is ‘whatever the coaches want.’
“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 earlier this offseason. “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.”
The Cowboys have 5 guards currently battling injuries: Nate Livings, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Kevin Kowalski, Ryan Cook and Ray Dominguez.