Decision day is fast approaching for the Dallas Cowboys and recovering quarterback Tony Romo.
Less than 24 hours after owner Jerry Jones refused to rule Romo out of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Jason Garrett allowed that there was a chance Romo could practice full this week in practice for the first time since suffering a fractured bone in his back in August.
“At some point, yeah,” said Garret, when asked if he expects Romo to participate in a full practice this week. “Again, we’ll see how his work was today and we’ll make those assessments about tomorrow and as we go forward.”
Garrett said it’s too early to tell on Romo’s status for Sunday, but definitely expects him to do more in practice this week
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Romo, who has missed the first eight games of the season, returned to practice on a limited basis with individual drills, 7 on 7 and scout team work.
“I would take Tony's situation day by day,” Garrett said. “He did have two good days of practice last week. He did more than he had done the previous week. So will take his situation day by day and see how he does tomorrow and Wednesday as we go forward and we will make some decision as we go.”
If Romo is active for Sunday’s game, it will be as a backup to rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who has guided the Cowboys (7-1) to seven consecutive wins and first place in the NFC East.
There is a chance Romo could practice full and still not be active for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.
Romo is nearing a point when he will be fully cleared, putting the Cowboys closer to making a definitive decision at starting quarterback between Romo and Prescott.