Aug 23, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins defense during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Jason Garrett: Good for Tony Romo to get hit

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is coming off an offseason back surgery for the second straight year. In their preseason game on Saturday night, Romo was sacked three times and it caused Cowboys fans to gasp and hold there breath.

Fortunately Romo was ok and no injured, though it created concerned about their offensive line. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett actually thinks it was a good thing that Romo took some hits.

“In a funny kind of way that was good for him to be able to feel that contact and know that it’s like the contact he’s been feeling his whole life playing as an NFL quarterback,” Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I thought for the most part you want to protect better than that. I felt like they were around him a little too much and we’ll try to look at the tape and figure out what that is but he had to move in the pocket.

“He did get hit a couple times and that’s what happens in real live games. I thought he handled that well and bounced right back up.”

To a certain degree Romo agrees.

“That was good just in regard to getting up and keep playing,’’ Romo said. “That part of it was positive. The hits in general, hopefully we can avoid, but it was good to get back up and keep going and see how I felt and go play football.”

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