Romo won’t play in Cowboys’ preseason opener

AP

If Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo really is 100 percent, as owner Jerry Jones has declared, the team seems to be intent on keeping it that way, at least for now.

Romo said Sunday he won’t play in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Chargers.

“We’ve talked about it a little bit, and we’re going to be smart,” Romo said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  “Most likely I’ll probably sit out the San Diego game and play in Game Two and go from there.”

While it’s entirely most likely that Romo probably has fully and completely recovered from his second back surgery in two years, he’s one hit or twist or turn or jerk away from having another back problem.  Which explains the very strong belief of Troy Aikman, who retired at age 34 due to back problems not concussions, that the end of the road could be coming for Romo.

Which also means that the team’s quarterback this year eventually could be Brandon Weeden, a first-round pick in Cleveland two years ago who was dumped after the 2013 season.

Which if that happens will only make Dr. Jones regret not taking Johnny Football even more.