IRVING -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s availability for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay might be the same as last week.
As a backup.
Romo, who has a broken right pinkie, was spotted in the locker room Monday wearing a heavier cast on his right hand, but did not talk to reporters. Johnson could make his second consecutive start and it would come against Tampa Bay, which he led to a Super Bowl title in 2002.
Romo served as the No. 2 quarterback in Sunday’s 34-14 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Wade Phillips said this week could be very similar to Romo’s practice participation last week when he was held out of two workouts.
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Despite being active and the backup to Johnson, Romo was unavailable Sunday because he was dealing with pain and unable to grip the ball effectively in warm-ups.
“He threw it all right when we went out early, and we thought it would be fine, then he had a little more problem there,” Phillips said. “It was a concern, and then we got in a situation where it really wasn’t prudent to put him in anyway.”