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.