Romo will play on Saturday

AP

He may be 100 percent.  He may not be 100 percent.  Either way, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will play on Saturday night against the Ravens.

“You’re not guaranteed anything, so it’s special just to play football,” Romo said Tuesday, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.  “It’s special to play for the team I get to play for, and it’s special to get out there and put the helmet on.  For me, I don’t take that for granted.  I know that it’s a great feeling when you do get out there.”

Romo needs experience in an offense that features a new play caller, Scott Linehan.

“I think you have to play in the preseason,” Romo said.  “Obviously, some people can’t, but I do know from my perspective, this game is not just something where you can show up and think that you can do it.  I think it’s been proven far too many times that if you take too long of a break or don’t get reps under you that you will be exposed in certain areas.  I’m a firm believer that you have to play football to get better at football.  Football’s a way of life.  It’s not just [a] sometimes thing.  It’s an all-the-time thing if you’re going to be a great player, and I think if you have the opportunity to play, you’ve got to play.”

Romo didn’t play last week against the Chargers, and questions remain regarding the consistency of his deep passes following a second back surgery in two years.  He’ll begin to answer some of those questions against Baltimore on Saturday.

Including whether he can avoid further back problems.