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Jason Garrett: Romo “doesn’t look overly comfortable”


The Cowboys have officially signed Jon Kitna, which means all they need to figure out now is whether or not Tony Romo is going to be available for Sunday’s game.

As you’d imagine, that was a chief topic of coach Jason Garrett’s Christmas Day meeting with reporters. Garrett said, via Desmond Purnell of NFL Network, he saw Romo on Wednesday morning and termed the quarterback’s status as day-to-day for Sunday night’s game against the Eagles.

Garrett said that Romo was trying to fight through the injury and that it seemed like Romo, who had an epidural injection in his back on Tuesday, was feeling a little better on Wednesday. Garrett also said that Romo “doesn’t look overly comfortable” while dealing with his back injury, so you can read into that what you will.

It doesn’t look like the Cowboys will be saying anything definitive on Romo’s status until they need to say something definitive, but Romo won’t practice Wednesday and they’ll be preparing Kyle Orton to start for the first time this season. Linebacker Sean Lee isn’t practicing either, so it looks like there’s a good chance they’ll be without the man Jerry Jones called the quarterback of the defense as well.

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36 Responses to “Jason Garrett: Romo “doesn’t look overly comfortable””
  1. charlie2254 says: Dec 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    This is getting more coverage than it should.

  2. bleedrangerblue says: Dec 25, 2013 3:58 PM

    Romo out might actually help the Cowgirls.

  3. vusnu says: Dec 25, 2013 4:00 PM

    I’m no doctor, but this back injury doesn’t sound good long term for the Cowboys. In my book, elusive quarterbacks and disc surgery for the back don’t go together well. Ask Shawn Andrews and Jason Pierre-Paul whether bad backs and football mesh together.

  4. gjdodger2 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    If only the Cowboys could rid of the man they call “The quarterback of the front office,” they’d be all set.

  5. kingpel says: Dec 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    What!? Imagine that!

    This week I have learned to trust ESPN before anyone in the Cowboy organization.

  6. meatcarroll says: Dec 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    Romo had an epidural because he’s about to give a playoff berth to the Eagles.

  7. ravenswhat says: Dec 25, 2013 4:07 PM

    Careful Jason, you’re playing with Jerr bears favorite toy’s emotions.

  8. nfl4days says: Dec 25, 2013 4:07 PM

    Are they really trying to pretend this man with a herniated disk is about to play a professional football game? Really? Stop it. It’s sad.

  9. wamj2008 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    Sean Lee is the QB of the Dallas defense. Tony Romo is the QB of the opposing team’s defense.

  10. bspurloc says: Dec 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    amazing how they just cant admit he is done.

    Anyone that has dealt with a pinched nerve in the lower lumbar knows he is done till surgery fixes it.
    Simply walking, getting up, or sitting down can make this much worse, never mind running around, falling down or taking a hit.

  11. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Dec 25, 2013 4:18 PM

    I have a herniated disk (that’s inoperable) and my work restrictions are no bending, no lifting and no twisting. Pretty much no physical labor. I don’t see him playing.

  12. eagleseagleseagles says: Dec 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    honestly, cowboys would have to be so dumb to put him in a game this year. For all those critics out there, Romo is an elite QB playing on a bad team with a horrible GM and a subpar coach. His 31/10 TD: Int ratio ranks up there and he has one reliable receiver in Dez Bryant and a TE in Witten. I still say a healthy Orton is better than an injured Romo #dontriskRomoscareer #comingfromaneaglesfan

  13. drs76109 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    Is there a way to just shut this joke of a coach up?

  14. patriots123456 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:25 PM

    Hope he got a pair of crutches for Christmas.

    I’m not a Cowboy or Romo fan, but playing him this weekend could be career threatning. He needs to sit for that type on injury.

    Shame it happened at such a critical juncture…

    But it is what it is…

  15. kash71 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    Is that because of his back or the look on Romo’s face when he stares at Jerry Jones’ bad plastic surgery.

  16. zappaisgod says: Dec 25, 2013 4:44 PM

    The more they talk about it the more I believe it’s total BS.

  17. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    So yeah, barring 5 or more turnovers by the eagles, they’re gonna lose.

  18. tvjules says: Dec 25, 2013 4:53 PM

    And Garrett doesn’t look “overly competent.”
    He’s officially knocked off Schwartz as worst head coach.

  19. rushbacker says: Dec 25, 2013 4:57 PM

    If they miss the playoffs but end up getting rid of Garrett, Cowboys fans should still view the season as a net gain.

  20. ronaldmexico7 says: Dec 25, 2013 4:58 PM

    Ha ha…Room had an epidural and gave birth to: insert something stupid and improbable… Like an Eagle Super Bowl!

  21. tikisays says: Dec 25, 2013 4:59 PM

    R.G3-9 is available!!!

  22. vavikingfan says: Dec 25, 2013 5:10 PM

    Jason is going to have problems with Jerry for speaking without permission.

  23. 25cuts says: Dec 25, 2013 5:11 PM

    From a confident eagles fan……eagles are going to romp……45-17. There is no way Dallas is winning. Marshall and Alshon and forte is way better than what Dallas has.

  24. mackcarrington says: Dec 25, 2013 5:33 PM

    Aaron Rodgers risk of a re-injury is having surgery
    that would incapacitate him for 3 or 4 months, and the Packers are considering having him sit.
    Tony Romo has the possibility of being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and the Cowboys are contemplating him playing Sunday.

  25. janvanflac says: Dec 25, 2013 6:00 PM

    No way in hell he plays. Even if he wasn’t risking permanent injury he can barely walk.

  26. floratiotime says: Dec 25, 2013 6:14 PM

    Romo … the mayor of Chokesylvania.

  27. jimmysee says: Dec 25, 2013 6:15 PM

    NFLPA should step in here on behalf of its member.

  28. coachkilla6 says: Dec 25, 2013 6:17 PM

    This is just the standard statement Garrett makes before every game.

  29. mungman69 says: Dec 25, 2013 6:44 PM

    Orton will lead the Cowboys to a win.

  30. unclebluck says: Dec 25, 2013 7:04 PM

    “And Garrett doesn’t look “overly competent.”
    He’s officially knocked off Schwartz as worst head coach.”…….What about “the Lobster”….?

  31. fshort says: Dec 25, 2013 7:18 PM

    Really hope Orton takes a massive dump on whats left of the Eagles season.

  32. dallashomer says: Dec 25, 2013 7:30 PM

    Garrett is merely a student of the Bill Belichik uninformative press conference. Romo ain’t playin’.

  33. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Dec 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    I can’t speak for all football players or all people, but it just seems like it’d be hard for some of us to play with a coach like Garrett. His dispassionate comment about his QB not looking “overly comfortable” sounds like the antithesis of something Lombardi would ever say.

  34. misterdreamer119 says: Dec 25, 2013 9:10 PM

    The Eagles can win in Seattle. Mark it.

  35. dan39564 says: Dec 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    Believe it or not: Eagles chances are better with Romo Playing!

  36. queeniebunz says: Dec 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    Playing him like that is inhumane. I’m an Eagles fan so him being out is a good thing for us, I guess. But I’m a human being first and it’s cruel and irresponsible to play him like that if they choose to. People don’t need to wonder why former NFL players are so broken down after retirement. THIS is why.

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