For the Hall of Fame game, seeing starters play usually is a blink-and-you-missed-it proposition. As to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, you may be able to miss him without blinking.
Coach Jason Garrett told 105.3 The Fan on Friday that Romo may not make the usual starting-quarterback cameo in the extra preseason game that the Cowboys will play against the Dolphins.
Which, of course, will make a meaningless preseason game even more meaningless.
“It’s one of those deals where I suppose he could play five plays or whatever, but we might lean to no plays,’’ Garrett said. “But the clock starts on our [first-teamers] in Week Two of the preseason. So that’s not going to be Tony’s game.’’
Based on the front end of the answer, Romo may play a little bit. Based on the back end of the answer, he won’t be playing at all. Which makes sense, given that Romo had offseason surgery to remove a cyst from his back, causing him to miss the offseason program and to be limited in training camp, so far.
Backup Kyle Orton also apparently won’t play.
“That’s going to be a Nick Stephens game and an Alex Tanney game,” Garrett said.
Which, unless Tanney will be doing his trick shots during the game, could make this year’s Hall of Fame game a bit lame.
But millions will still tune in to watch it because: (1) it’s football; (2) it’s not baseball; and (3) it’s on TV.