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Injured quarterback Tony Romo stands on the sidelines with head coach Jason Garrett during the Detroit Lions game at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010.
As you may know if you read this blog even semi-regularly, there has been a good deal of debate as to whether the Cowboys should play Romo again this season at all, as the team is out of playoff contention. But Jerry Jones, and now Jason Garrett, have made clear that finishing the season on a positive note is of the utmost importance to the organization--and that entails having Romo under center.
"We are going to make this a medical decision," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "So we have to see how he responds. It's a serious injury for everybody, but particularly if you are trying to play quarterback in the NFL. You've got make sure that thing healed right."
Garrett suggested that the team would approach Romo’s recovery with caution, but made clear that, once at full health, the Cowboys starter would return. This could come as early as the team’s match-up with the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas day.
"The mind-set we have as an organization is to get him as healthy as we can as quickly as we can," Garrett said. "And we have to make a medical decision. How is he doing? Is that thing really healing up? Can he play in an NFL game here?
"Organizationally, we have to make a decision. It will be based on the medical evidence that we have."
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