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Romo expects to make preseason debut Friday

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo smiles as he walks field prior to Cowboys NFL/Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins in Canton Reuters

The Cowboys treated an extra preseason game as a, well, extra preseason game.

But when they play what would have been the first one under normal circumstances, they’ll have their quarterback back on the field.

According to Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he expects to start Friday against the Raiders, after watching last night’s Hall of Fame Game against the Dolphins.

Heck yeah,” Romo said of the Raiders game. “Unless something weird happens and we sit everybody again.”

The Cowboys used only four starters, and two of them played a single series last night. Since they were given the fifth preseason game, coach Jason Garrett used it to to get more game snaps for younger players.

Romo went through pre-game warmups, and was in uniform, but wasn’t going to play. Friday’s will be his first live action since an offseason procedure to remove a cyst from his back.

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9 Responses to “Romo expects to make preseason debut Friday”
  1. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    Romo needs some live action with his new center Frederick. At least a series or two.

  2. tindeaux says: Aug 5, 2013 11:51 AM

    Great news!!!
    Antonio Romo choked throughout his career. he’s become the choking point for the cowboys…

  3. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 5, 2013 12:29 PM

    Oh that horrible cyst removal surgery must of finally healed.

  4. twilson962 says: Aug 5, 2013 12:53 PM

    This game only matters if he gets hurt.

  5. bluentheface says: Aug 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    Oh! I guess that’s why he is the #1 ranked QB in the 4th qtr. since 2000.

  6. rabbdogg says: Aug 5, 2013 7:49 PM

    when u getting your butt kicked and you’re throwing for meaningless garbage time yards against prevent defenses…yours 4th quarter stats might be a little scewed…how’s tony in the 4th quarter of close games? teah that’s right..he sucks!

  7. bluebongzilla says: Aug 5, 2013 9:39 PM

    He must be doing something right, rabbdog. He’s .591 as a starter n the NFL. A lot of guys can’t claim a W/L record that good, including Eli Manning and Michael Vick. RG3 just barely edges it… barely. But he’s only been around for (part of) one season.

  8. manofaiki says: Aug 6, 2013 1:56 AM

    Tony Romo with a running game to back him up is going to be so freaking scary.

    Not saying the Cowboys will get a top 10 rushing attack to go with the #3 air attack from last year, but even middle-of-the-pack rushing game will be a huge improvement over that 31st ranked, next-t0-dead-last showing from last year.

    Those who thought Frederick was a stupid pick in the 1st round are in for a big surprise.

  9. dbones641 says: Aug 6, 2013 2:50 PM

    He needs to play at least a series in all of the remaining preseason games.

    He needs to mesh with Frederick, develop some rapport with williams and escobar who are both going to have big roles this year, and especially to get comfortable reading different defensive schemes before the season starts.

    When Week 1 comes around this offense needs to be a well-oiled machine, and if Romo plays like he should, we will be just that.

    I can’t wait to see what this season brings I think we ‘re in for a hell of a season, barring any stupid injuries!

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