Jerry Jones says Tony Romo could play next week

Aug 15, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (right) and quarterback Tony Romo (9) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, it was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was out for the remainder of the season. However, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett immediately denied those reports and said that Romo has not been ruled out.

Schefter stands by his report, but now another member of the Cowboys front office is saying not to count Romo out.

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is saying that Romo could be cleared to play for the team’s season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will determine the NFC East winner.

All I’m saying is he has back spasms, symptoms that we’re treating as we go along in the week to see if he will play,’’ Jones said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “There is nothing structurally that will rule him out if he feels good and is cleared to play. Nothing.’’

It wouldn’t be the Dallas Cowboys without all of the attention and drama leading up to a big game, so we shouldn’t be surprised with the developments.

What will be interesting to see is how Romo recovers during the week and whether or not he suits up to help the Cowboys earn a playoff berth.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, Tony Romo

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  • SmartThinking

    Yeah. That’s Jerry Jones for you. I’ll bet you he’s pushing Romo as hard as he can right now to get up off the floor and “Go out there and win one more for the Gipper!”

    Of course, it’s not his back or his future walking upright that’s at stake.

    But when has a player’s health or his future ever gotten in the middle between Jerry and a microphone. Where’s the team physician in all this? In Landry’s day, Dr. Knight would be making these decisions.

    Let’s see. Dr. Knight or Jerry Jones. Which one had the medical degree again?

    • SmartThinking

      Oh. It just occurred to me that the first time Romo gets hit or, God forbid, sacked by the Eagles defensive front guys, it could cripple him for life. I wonder if Jerry Jones has thought that one through?

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