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.