Cowboys: “Every reason” to think Romo will be fine

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The Cowboys played it safe with quarterback Tony Romo’s injury on Christmas Eve, but there doesn’t seem to be any doubt that he’ll play next week.

The team says Romo didn’t break any bones in his hand, just blood vessels.  The team has a week to get the swelling down in his hand.

“I’ll be fine,” Romo said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think I just took a hit to the helmet. We’re going to be all right, though. I’ll be good to go next week.”

Romo initially returned to the sidelines with his helmet on and wanted to get back in the game. After Jerry Jones came down from his box suite to discuss the situation with coaches, the team kept Romo on the sidelines. The team also sat Felix Jones after the first quarter.

“You have to step back and understand what the situation is,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We need to be as healthy as we can be going into next week’s game.

Jones expressed little concern Romo would be ready to face the Giants in a division winner take all game.

“We have every reason [to think he’ll be OK],” Jones said. “Our people have encouraged us, and he has a history of playing with something that the doctors will let him go on. I feel like we dodged a bullet.”

33 responses to “Cowboys: “Every reason” to think Romo will be fine

  1. Dude played with a few broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a ruptured spleen …. I’d say a broken blood vessel in his hand is no big deal.

    What’s that you say ……. he DIDN’T???

  2. “…After Jerry Jones came down from his box suite to discuss the situation…”
    Man they’re doing some great cosmetic work these days.
    I tried to find them all during last nights game but I just couldn’t see the strings controlling Jason Garrett.
    Ol’ Jerry’s a master!

  3. “After Jerry Jones came down from his box suite to discuss the situation with coaches, the team kept Romo on the sidelines.”

    I understand it’s his team and he can do as he pleases, but the Cowboys will never be a good team as long as Jerry Jones meddles in football operations. He needs to sign the checks and shut his mouth.

  4. “After Jerry Jones came down from his box suite to discuss the situation ……”……………………………
    To hell with what the medical staff and coaches have to say, what does JERRAH have to say. This is why it doesn’t really matter in the big scheme of things and the Cowboys will not return to winning ways. Jerrah wants to play god and he knows best.

  5. Romo can play like Montana next week, but they will still lose because that defense is historically bad. They will not stop the Giants. It’s not all on Ryan though, they have zero talent in the secondary and only Ware can rush the passer effectively.

  6. Can’t wait to watch Romo implode next week and Jerrah cry. Giants take the division. F the Cowturds, F the Egirls and especially the NY Yets.

  7. “Dude played with a few broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a ruptured spleen …. I’d say a broken blood vessel in his hand is no big deal.”

    Of course you would, being an Eagles fan and all.

  8. Cowboys don’t seem to have the heart to win a big game right now. Somebody needs to light a fire under their arses and I’m not sure Garrett is the guy to do it.

  9. No matter what Romo always chokes under pressure where it counts the most. Romo is not a “Super Bowl” caliber QB cuz he can’t win the big games. On the other hand Eli Manning is a “clutch QB and excels under pressure. Giants will beat Dallas next Sunday!!

  10. Its hell when we play the EAGLES, they gear for Dallas, live for it; Giants on the other had, well, we hand them games when they beat us, but just one a year, next up, Giant’s-Dallas #2!

  11. I’m not so much concerned with J Jones’ meddling in the football decisions. For the me the issue is why does he feel he needs to? Sure he’s the GM and owner, but let’s take the owner part out of the equation. How many GM’s would we see a phrase about “after he came down from the press box to discuss the situation?”

    If he does not believe Garrett (or any coach) has the ability to make the decisions that should be made, he does not have a coach he believes in. He needs to decide to find himself a coach that does not require this level of input. It’s what a good GM does. Or should want to do.

  12. I sincerely hope he’s okay. 1) I wish no player serious injury 2) I want to see a good game and the last NY vs Dallas was a lot of fun 3) the Giants have a very annoying habit of making the backup look better than the starter.

  13. It irks me that an eight-win team can play a “meaningless” game, lose and still have a chance to host a playoff game. Maybe just because it’s the Cowgirls.

    What do the Cowboys and calendars have in common? They both become worthless in late December.

  14. If the Cowboys lose, it will not be due to Romo. The guy’s been flawless since after Thanksgiving, 16 TDs and no picks. The problem is the secondary. I think they have rendered the same stat line.

  15. And by the way, the bad offensive line play was a strategic training method. Hudson Houck put blindfolds on the lineman and told them to ” feel ” the blocks. It’s a work in progress.

  16. @triggerfist says: Dec 25, 2011 11:35 AM

    “i lost the superbowl in my fantasy football because of this crap”

    No one cares.

  17. Haha this would happen. The NFL office couldn’t be happier. Ratings through the roof for the game and then the winner will lose in the first round of the playoffs because if it’s one thing each of these teams is consistent at, it’s being inconsistent.

    One more thought, a lot of people posting on here say as long as Jerrah is owner the cowboys won’t return to their “winning” ways. Not a cowturd fan, but since Romo took over they’ve been “winning” games more often then they lose. If by winning you mean winning 3 superbowls in 4 years, then yes you’re correct in saying he probably won’t win 3 SB’s in 4 years. But as an owner he’s already won 3, that’s a lot more than many owners can currently say and throughout history. So let’s let Jerry play owner and do what he actually is good at and that’s being a business man. If you cannot see that he is nothing more than a SOB trying to make money then you’re truly blind as a fan.

    One last thing, thank god Jerrah provides commentary so we can post about it. People argue that the head coach, Garrett, should be making the headlines. Idk if you have ever watched that ginger’s conferences, but he is BORING. He has nothing interesting to say and I’m pretty sure that’s how he wants it.

  18. It doesnt matter if Romo comes back or not. The Cowboys will not be a SB contender/winner as long as coach/GM/owner Jerry Jones keeps interfering. There is not much wrong with the Cowboys that Jones’ butting out of football wouldnt fix! Ever hear of Bob Kraft, Mr. Rooney and a few others interfering in football matters?? That is why a good coach/GM wont go to Dallas.

  19. @lookatthefarside
    Because he really stunk up the joint last time they played, 4 TDs no picks. Please stop posting if you only bring verbal garbage and no facts.

  20. howley1 says:
    Of course you would, being an Eagles fan and all.

    ———————————————————
    Sure, if the Eagles play at Gillette and have an alias called the Patriots.

    Assume much?

  21. cowboysfan18 | Dec 25, 2011, 5:57 PM PST
    @lookatthefarside
    Because he really stunk up the joint last time they played, 4 TDs no picks. Please stop posting if you only bring verbal garbage and no facts.

    .
    He really showed up against the seahags didn’t he? I’m sorry your QB doesn’t show up for big games. But that’s not your fault cowgirl fan. It’s Jerry’s.

  22. Romo ha his excuse for yet another November collapse. Yes, this defense stinks, but how many games did the Cowboys really put away? They wo and lost too many games at the end. Se were the D’s fault, some were the O’s for not putting enough points on the board. Room has to go. He is fool’s gold, a pretty package, but not the real thing. Might as well start from scratch.

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