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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.”

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33 Responses to “Cowboys: “Every reason” to think Romo will be fine”
  1. richm2256 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:31 AM

    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. period6eng says: Dec 25, 2011 9:38 AM

    Even if Romo is fine , they still have a lot of problems on defense

  3. westclaims says: Dec 25, 2011 9:40 AM

    The ready made excuse is in place for the Cowboys loss next week.

  4. skimbell says: Dec 25, 2011 9:43 AM

    “…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!

  5. luckyarmpit says: Dec 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    “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.

  6. thejuddstir says: Dec 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    “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.

  7. plymkr88 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    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.

  8. pixelito says: Dec 25, 2011 10:05 AM

    Giants beat Cowboys, end of story.

    Liberals rule!!!!!

  9. zaggs says: Dec 25, 2011 10:12 AM

    And if he’s not fine? Well thats why JPP was created.

  10. promin1 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    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.

  11. bravin4evr says: Dec 25, 2011 10:28 AM

    @richm2256
    Yes he played with the ribs; but his ribs didn’t have to grip and throw the ball!

  12. howley1 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    “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.

  13. 4t9er says: Dec 25, 2011 10:39 AM

    @pixelito,

    Unfortunately there are more liberal Cowboys fans than Giants fans (please keep politics out of sports).

  14. bleed4philly says: Dec 25, 2011 10:48 AM

    Cowpies beat the Ginas and take the division, then get knocked out first round.

  15. period6eng says: Dec 25, 2011 11:13 AM

    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.

  16. clivus63 says: Dec 25, 2011 11:25 AM

    Cowboys, do the right thing…Go get Peyton Manning!!!

  17. marcg1957 says: Dec 25, 2011 11:30 AM

    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!!

  18. triggerfist says: Dec 25, 2011 11:35 AM

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

  19. CowboyErik says: Dec 25, 2011 11:42 AM

    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!

  20. pftstory says: Dec 25, 2011 12:01 PM

    Really….promin1? That adds to the conversation?

  21. pftstory says: Dec 25, 2011 12:07 PM

    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.

  22. east96st says: Dec 25, 2011 12:08 PM

    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.

  23. clamnewton says: Dec 25, 2011 12:34 PM

    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.

  24. cowboysfan18 says: Dec 25, 2011 12:36 PM

    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.

  25. cowboysfan18 says: Dec 25, 2011 12:40 PM

    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.

  26. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 25, 2011 12:56 PM

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

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

    No one cares.

  27. foozeball says: Dec 25, 2011 1:01 PM

    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.

  28. tominma says: Dec 25, 2011 3:21 PM

    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.

  29. lookatthefarside says: Dec 25, 2011 3:48 PM

    His hand will be fine, but his game won’t.

  30. cowboysfan18 says: Dec 25, 2011 8:57 PM

    @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.

  31. richm2256 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:39 PM

    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?

  32. lookatthefarside says: Dec 25, 2011 11:00 PM

    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.

  33. cowhawkfan says: Dec 26, 2011 1:25 PM

    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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