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Tony Romo likely to play two series against the Dolphins

08/19/2014 10:44 AM

08/19/2014 10:45 AM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn’t likely get to more than two series of work against Miami Dolphins on Saturday night, owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday.

Never mind that the third preseason game is usually considered the dress rehearsal for the season. Teams generally play their starters for a half and some times into the third quarter.

But the Cowboys have been careful with Romo throughout training camp and the preseason because of the December back surgery that cut his 2013 season short.

Jones said Romo showed he was fully healthy in a strong performance against the Ravens when he played 16 snaps, including two holding penalties, in two series of work.

Jones said Romo will get a similar work load against the Dolphins.

“Well, I think you’ll probably see him here against Miami about like you did the other night,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD FM. “I don’t know that we ought to do any more than that.”

Jones said Romo has proved his health throughout training camp and doesn’t need an extended look in the preseason.

“Yes, yes. He’s shown it throughout our training camp,” Jones said. “I thought he did a great job how he managed himself back in, if you will, his rhythm, if you want to use another word here. But he’s making all the throws and is really cherishing the options that he’s got in the offense.”

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