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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo wearing heavier cast, remains questionable

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.

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.”