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Despite Being Healthy Enough to Play; Don’t Expect to See Romo vs Steelers

Tony Romo

Tony Romo is healthy enough to play, but the Dallas quarterback is not expected to be active Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN report via Todd Archeer of ESPN Dallas.

Romo went through his second straight full practice Thursday, working with the scout team. He returned to practice last week on a limited basis as he comes back from a compression fracture in his back suffered during a preseason game Aug. 25.

Coach Jason Garrett has been noncommittal on Romo’s return this week. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Romo had been medically cleared and that the decision to be active is now in the hands of the coaches.

“With Tony, it’s just a day-by-day evaluation,” Garrett said. “He had a good [Wednesday]. It followed with what he had done last week. He’s moving around well. He’s throwing the ball well. We’ll just see what he’s able to do [Thursday] and make our evaluation from there.”

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the Cowboys would go over the game-day roster on Saturday as a staff.

“I think he’s able to do everything,” Linehan said. “Again, we evaluate it after the day and see how [Thursday] went. Each day I think he does a little more. We’ve been encouraged with the response he’s been able to have physically coming back the next day. He’s getting better and getting stronger. We’re real encouraged where he is right now.”


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