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Jerry Jones: It Looks Like We Can Count On Romo Playing

Jones was encouraged after meeting and shaking hands with Romo Monday

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    Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones came away from the Cowboys’ loss to the Eagles on Christmas Eve with sincere doubts as to whether quarterback Tony Romo, who injured his hand on the team’s first drive, would be ready to play in the division-deciding match-up with the Giants next Sunday.

    That was until he saw Romo on Monday, and shook his hand. Now, after seeing the quarterback on Monday, Jones is confident that Romo will play.

    "He knocked and shook hands with the right hand," Jones said during an appearance on 1310 The Ticket, via the Dallas Morning News. "We were all laughing at that."

    "It looked a lot better than it did the other night. It had an alarming swelling early the other night. We've run every kind of scan you can run on it. He's sound. He's worked on it over the last couple of days. He's getting more strength. It looks like we can count on him playing."

    According to reports, the swelling in Romo’s throwing hand has indeed subsided some since Saturday, and head coach Jason Garrett said Romo was looking forward to playing in what will serve as a de facto NFC East title game.

    "He's a tough guy," Garrett said of Romo. "He's a great competitor. And he's excited about the chance to be a part of this thing."

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