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ROMO WON'T START

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was supposed to miss four-to-five weeks with a broken pinkie suffered six days ago, will be active on Sunday when Dallas faces the Rams.
But Romo won’t start.  Instead, the starter will be 40-year-old Brad Johnson.
It’s unknown whether Romo will be the backup to Johnson or the No. 3 quarterback, behind Brooks Bollinger.  If the third quarterback enters the game before the fourth quarter, neither of the other two who dressed for the game may return.
Our guess continues to be that the Cowboys will stick with Johnson if they can get  and hold a lead over the 1-4 Rams.

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  1. JoeSixPack says: Oct 18, 2008 10:38 PM

    Shame on all of you who are calling Romo a wimp for not playing with a broken pinky. As it turns out he’s not playing this week because of a much more serious condition.
    They took a recent MRI and discovered that Romo has no heart.

  2. westclaims says: Oct 18, 2008 11:08 PM

    It is fun to watch how much “filler” must now be utilized to fill the “time block” that is apparently afforded to the Cowboys. Tony’s pinkie, Roy Williams trade, Pacman stuff….the girls have lost two in a row. Nothing special there…just two time losers of late.

  3. Bill In DC says: Oct 18, 2008 11:31 PM

    JoeSixPack & westclaims — fine examples of the ignorance that makes America great.
    Romo plays (and throws a TD pass) with blood pouring out of his chin from an opening that later takes 13 stiches to close (and finishes the game), bt he ‘has no heart’.
    Dallas has not lost two in a row, what a genius.

  4. JohnnyH says: Oct 18, 2008 11:54 PM

    I heard that there were 31 other teams in the NFL.

  5. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 18, 2008 11:57 PM

    joesix – They took a recent MRI and discovered that Romo has no heart.
    JoeSixPack says:
    October 18th, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    Shame on all of you who are calling Romo a wimp for not playing with a broken pinky. As it turns out he’s not playing this week because of a much more serious condition.
    They took a recent MRI and discovered that Romo has no heart.
    i guess that makes him the “tin man” to your “scarecrow”…

  6. Crash Override says: Oct 19, 2008 12:02 AM

    The Cowboys haven’t lost two in a row.

  7. RevSkip says: Oct 19, 2008 12:38 AM

    Drew Bledsoe once played with a broken index finger. McNabb once played an entire game on a broken leg. Eli played with a separated shoulder last season. Romo is soft. Every other QB in the division would be in there with his injury. With a soft coach at the helm, Romo knows he can take it easy for a couple of weeks, maybe hit up Cabo with Jessica?
    If you want to see what a real football player looks like look no further than here:
    http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/sports/stories/2008/10/02/100308_ag_Mesa_football_WWW.html

  8. Crash Override says: Oct 19, 2008 12:56 AM

    I somehow think that if Romo were to amputate his pinky finger, it wouldn’t be very conducive toward throwing the ball.
    I’m also pretty sure that Romo would play if it was up to him, but it’s not. Playing against the Rams risks further injuring his finger to the point that it causes displacement, requiring season ending surgery.
    It seems pretty illogical to expect him to play with that risk just to prove he has heart or testicular fortitude, and I also doubt he cares what you guys think anyway.

  9. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 19, 2008 1:04 AM

    RevSkip,
    Playing through injury these days, more often than not, is self serving machismo that hurts teams chances to win. Brett Favre “toughed out” many a Packer loss, as have McNabb and Steve McNair ofr their teams. These guys vanity and need to be perceived as a “tough guy” and refusal to defer to the backup QBs have cost their teams wins.
    If I have a choice between a healthy QB and one with a busted finger, I will take my chances with the healthy one. Notice that TR is active, further evidence that he is plenty tough, and ready to go if needed. He’s just not going to put his own ego ahead of the team.
    Thank god JJ and Wade realize this, and you are not making personnel decisions for Dallas.

  10. empty13 says: Oct 19, 2008 1:33 AM

    the rams may play harder for haslett but…
    i think dallas wins by 2 touches with johnson, 3 with a healthy romo.
    dallas will be jamming the ball down the throat of a weak rams DL.
    repeatedly.

  11. VBG says: Oct 19, 2008 5:51 AM

    “Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was supposed to miss four-to-five weeks with a broken pinkie suffered six days ago, will be active on Sunday when Dallas faces the Rams.
    But Romo won’t start. Instead, the starter will be 40-year-old Brad Johnson.
    It’s unknown whether Romo will be the backup to Johnson or the No. 3 quarterback, behind Brooks Bollinger.”
    —————————————
    Unless the Cowboys make their 3rd QB active (which is rare for a team to do if it’s ever done at all) then if Romo is “active” he’ll be the #2 QB.
    If he’s the #3 QB he won’t be active but could still play at any point in the game. If he does play before the 4th quarter though neither of the other 2 QB’s would be able to re-enter the game.
    So saying he’ll be “active” and then wondering if he’ll be #2 or #3 is kind of silly. #2 is active. #3 is inactive but designated as the emergency QB and can play in an emergency.

  12. VBG says: Oct 19, 2008 5:57 AM

    “Bob Loblaw says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 1:04 am
    RevSkip,
    Playing through injury these days, more often than not, is self serving machismo that hurts teams chances to win. Brett Favre “toughed out” many a Packer loss, as have McNabb and Steve McNair ofr their teams. These guys vanity and need to be perceived as a “tough guy” and refusal to defer to the backup QBs have cost their teams wins.”
    Let’s see, Favre played with a busted up thumb for the better part of a season… a season in which they made it to the NFC Divisional playoff round.
    McNabb played with a broken leg (not knowing it was broken, he thought it was sprained) and threw 4 TD’s beating the Cardinals. That year the Eagles went to the NFC Championship Game.
    As for McNair, I don’t remember him being injured and playing so I don’t know how the Titans did in that instance. But in the other 2 cases please explain how they (Favre and McNabb) “cost their teams wins”.

  13. spoonman says: Oct 19, 2008 7:53 AM

    No RevSkip, that college player is an IDIOT. Any moron who would cut off his finger to play a season that will mean nothing to the rest of his life is an idiot. He will not make the pros, he will be selling insurance in 2 years and pissed because he is missing a finger. Romo would play. The question is, what is the better for the team. Farve and Bledsoe were worried about THEMSELVES when they decided to play. Not their teams. Non of you wussies could even be on the field with Romo. The first hit you took would put you in intensive care. Go back to your plate of Nachos Skippy.

  14. spoonman says: Oct 19, 2008 7:57 AM

    Wait RevSkippy, wasn’t it McNabb who complained (Used as an excuse) the “Sports Hernia”? Then we find out that Brady had the same thing and you never heard a complaint or word about it. McNabb plays injured to use it as an excuse. Every little bruise on Mcnabb gets blown out of proportion.

  15. jcdavey says: Oct 19, 2008 8:00 AM

    favre tried to get romo to play so he’d hurt himself worse, eliminating one team from a possible superbowl opponent.
    favre’s a cruel guy, his plan almost worked. it may still work.

  16. JoeSixPack says: Oct 19, 2008 8:01 AM

    Bob Loblaw – go back to working on your Law Blog.
    Even Drew Bledsoe, who played with a broken INDEX finger thinks Romo’s a wimp.

  17. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 9:06 AM

    “Let’s see, Favre played with a busted up thumb for the better part of a season… a season in which they made it to the NFC Divisional playoff round.”
    He also played the better part of a season with a busted up thumb and ended up 8-8 and out of the playoffs, throwing more INTs than TDs in the process.

  18. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 9:13 AM

    McNabb hurt his team trying to play through a “sports hernia”.

  19. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 10:38 AM

    “Even Drew Bledsoe, who played with a broken INDEX finger thinks Romo’s a wimp. ”
    Kurt Warner thinks that Tom Brady has bad taste in women.

  20. Bill In DC says: Oct 19, 2008 10:40 AM

    RevSkip says:
    October 19th, 2008 at 12:38 am
    Drew Bledsoe once played with a broken index finger.
    Yes, and look what happened. He played three games (which he won), but, he re-injured the finger, only worse, had to have surgery, missed the playoffs and the Pats made an early exit from said playoffs without him. Real smart.
    That and it was his index finger, which is arguablly not as important in throwing the ball as the pinky finger is (unless you’re Troy Aikman, whose hands were so big he used the index finger on the back of the ball to guide it – most QBs can’t throw this way)
    This is exactly what Dallas is trying to avoid. Romo ‘could’ play, wants to play, but the risk is he turns a radial fracture into a dislocation fracture and has to have surgery, missing 8 weeks in recovery. It would be monumentally STUPID to play him against the Rams. IF they can’t beat the Rams with Brad Johnson, then they aren’t a playoff team anyway.

  21. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 19, 2008 11:17 AM

    RevSkip,
    To a man, the ESPN crew is saying that he shoud NOT play. You really want this to be about Romo being soft, I guess, but it simply is not (see chin, bloody and oozing in game one, which Romo stayed in and won).
    You are a drama queen, unworthy of further response.

  22. RevSkip says: Oct 19, 2008 6:11 PM

    How did sitting him work out guys? Real well in my opinion. Have a nice time watching the Giants win the division due to your QB’s being a pansy.

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