The sty is back in Tony Romo’s left eye.
Romo wore tape to cover it during his postgame interview Saturday, saying another visit to the ophthalmologist is scheduled for this week.
Romo then joked about covering the eye, saying: “I just did that right now, so all these bright lights wouldn’t horrify you guys.”
Romo dealt with a sty early on in training camp, sitting out the second practice of camp with it.
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The eye issue isn’t of much concern for Romo, of course, and neither is his game. He had a solid “dress rehearsal” performance against the Vikings, and appears ready to go for when the regular season begins against the New York Giants on Sept. 13.
Romo finished Saturday 5 for 8 passing for 88 yards and two touchdowns in five series against the Vikings, a stint that lasted 6:01 into the second quarter.
“I thought it was good,” Romo said. “We started off in the first drive, we had a couple penalties that put us behind the eight-ball, but after that we got going. It was good to see that we push the outlook a little bit and score some points.”
Romo’s night started off slowly, but he needed only one play in the second quarter to give the Cowboys a 7-3 lead. He found Terrance Williams on a crossing pattern. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes bit on the play-action fake, and Williams outran safety Robert Blanton and linebacker Chad Greenway to the end zone for a 60-yard score.
“When you’re in there and go through the situations every week, every day, whether you’re at training camp or practice, what happens is, everything speeds up just a little bit,” Romo said of the slow start. “Your internal gets a little faster, but when you play, you can slow it down with the repetitions you have in practice. It usually takes about a series to get up to game speed.”
Romo later threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to rookie Lucky Whitehead on a 23-yard drive set up by a 40-yard punt return by Cole Beasley. The starting quarterback handed a 14-10 lead to backup Dustin Vaughan, who moved up in the pecking order with Brandon Weeden sidelined with a concussion.
The Cowboys played without two of their three All-Pro players on offense. Guard Zack Martin sat out with a stinger, and receiver Dez Bryant continues to rehab a hamstring injury.
Romo sat out the preseason opener against the Chargers. He played only one series last week against the 49ers, going 1 for 1 for minus-1 yards.