Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo still hasn’t been confirmed as the team’s Week 9 starter by head coach Jason Garrett after he suffered an injury in Week 8.
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Tony Romo was forced to miss some snaps in the Week 8 Monday Night Football match between Dallas and Washington. He returned, though, which allayed fears of him missing any extended time for the Cowboys. Unfortunately, head coach Jason Garrett didn’t give fans the news they wanted to hear, remaining non-committal on Romo’s status for Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Confusion and uncertainty have clouded Romo’s status after Garrett essentially contradicted himself on Tuesday, saying one thing in the morning, then another in the afternoon, as noted by the Star-Telegram:
"By the looks of things then, Romo and the Cowboys were confident he would ready go for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.Romo said as much after the game, and coach Jason Garrett during an interview on KRLD/105.3 FM on Tuesday morning said that the quarterback was going for more tests but he “anticipated” him playing against the Cardinals.Garrett changed his tune when speaking to reporters during a Tuesday afternoon news conference, declining to speculate on Romo’s status until seeing the results of an extensive CT scan."
When asked by the Star-Telegram to sort this out, Garrett remained non-committal. “No, we’re still waiting to hear about his scan,” Garrett said.
It’s worth noting that the Cowboys haven’t made any moves for a veteran quarterback, so Romo’s status can’t be that dire. Additionally, Garrett not offering definitive news isn’t an end-all sign that Romo won’t play. It’s just a coach not wanting the opponent to know who exactly they’re playing. This sort of thing happens all the time.
Still, it would go a long way toward alleviating Cowboys fans’ concerns if someone could just step forward and say Tony Romo will start. Until scan results are back though, it appears everyone will be left in limbo.
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