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Injured quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010.
Whether it would make any sense for the Dallas Cowboys to play starting quarterback Tony Romo this season, with the playoffs out of reach, but according to a report by ESPN Dallas’ Tim McMahon on Monday, he had a light throwing session prior to Sunday’s match-up with Detroit--a fact that encourages Jerry Jones--but that, according to a source, he will be out at least another three weeks.
Romo underwent x-rays on the fractured clavicle on Monday, but Jones said that they would be little more than procedural policy.
"X-rays won't help us, relative to how and what degree it's mended and what degree it can take a lick," Jones said. "There may be some just to see if there's some kind of technical alignment or something like that, and I'm not real qualified or knowledgeable to talk about that. But we didn't think an X-ray or X-rays or those type of things will help us make a decision. It's going to be how it's feeling."
Jones continued to suggest that once healthy, the starting quarterback job is his, regardless of how well backup Jon Kitna is playing, or whether or not the Cowboys were in playoff contention--which, of course, is highly, highly unlikely.
"When I think of Tony,” Jones said, “I think of it more as when he's ready, that type of thing, more than I think about how well Kitna's played.”
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