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Hits put Tony Romo in cold tub

08/23/2014 11:12 PM

08/23/2014 11:14 PM

Tony Romo smirked when asked if getting sacked three times would force him to get more treatment for his back.

“I’m not really sure you can do more,” Romo said.

But Romo revealed that he did opt for an ice bath following Saturday’s game, something that has not been part of his normal routine. Has that changed?

“If I can find ice,” Romo said.

Romo took his first real shot of the preseason in the first quarter when Dolphins linebacker Olivier Vernon chased him down from behind and forced a fumble.

Romo was then sacked twice in the second quarter by Cameron Wake, who beat right tackle Doug Free each time.

Romo had no issues getting up from those blows and ended up playing the entire first half.

“I took some hits and that was good, just in regard to getting up and keep playing,” Romo said. “That part of it was positive. The hits, in general, hopefully we can avoid but it was good to get back up and keep going and see how I felt.”

Romo played the entire first half, going 10-for-18 for 87 yards. He led the Cowboys on two scoring drives that resulted in long field goals by Dan Bailey.

Romo took 32 snaps on the night, giving him a total of 46 for the preseason. He felt those are sufficient before the opener Sept. 7 against San Francisco and feels good about where the offense is at this point.

“I feel good. I feel very good,” he said. “I know we wanted to score more points than we did tonight, but you can take some good things away from it. Then we’ve got to correct a couple things that can change that pretty quickly. It’d be different if it was a different style or way it was happening, but I think the way it’s going, we’ve just got to execute a little bit better and I think we can and we have the ability to. So I think we’ll be good going forward.”


Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 21 seasons. She's a Hall of Fame voter, a past president of the Pro Football Writers of America and a proud Aggie. Follow her on Twitter at @NFLCharean


Clarence E. Hill Jr. has been the Dallas Cowboys beat writer since 1997. He's battle tested with one playoff win, six coaches, countless scandals, controversies and unfullfilled expectations. Follow him on Twitter at @clarencehilljr


Drew Davison joined the Star-Telegram as a correspondent in 2007, primarily covering high schools along with helping out with Rangers, Cowboys and colleges coverage. He became one of the Rangers beat writers in July 2011, and also assists with coverage of Texas Motor Speedway and the Cowboys during the offseason. Davison graduated from the University of Kansas and had internships at The Kansas City Star and Follow him on Twitter at @drewdavison


Jimmy Burch is the college sports and golf writer/columnist for the Star-Telegram. He also covers the Dallas Cowboys and other Dallas-Fort Worth pro sports. Follow him on Twitter at @Jimmy_Burch


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