Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t believe Tony Romo was suffering from rust in the season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Romo finished 23 of 27 for 281 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. He was limited to a little over a half of play in the preseason, but Garrett denies that this had any effect on his performance.
“So he needs to get in there and play just like everybody else does,” Garrett said of Romo, per ESPN Dallas. “When players come back off of an injury, you have to have a plan for them to get themselves healthy. We thought it was important to do the things we did to give him an opportunity to play (Sunday). "
“Sure you want more reps. You want more reps for everybody. That’s the nature of it. At the same time, you’ve got to go play given what the situation is. Was he as sharp as he’s been in his life? No. He made some bad decisions in this game that really hurt us. There were some other throws that weren’t perfect. But there were some good throws, too. He’ll learn from this. He’ll watch the tape, just like he’s done in the past and move forward.”
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