Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has said Tony Romo will play around two possessions against the Dolphins on Saturday night, and call it a preseason. Romo himself sounds less certain about how many snaps he’ll see in the so-called dress rehearsal.
“We gauge a lot sometimes off of two drives. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s a little silly because games you’re going to have 10-to-11,” Romo told the team’s website. “You want to have success on a drive or two, but--let’s pretend we had two drives or three drives this week and scored touchdowns on every one of them, it’s great. But you still have a full game to play and you’re going to have to continue to execute throughout the football game.”
Romo finished 4-5 passing for 80 yards, a touchdown and a fumbled snap in his preseason debut last week against the Ravens. Even if he only attempts another five passes against the Dolphins, head coach Jason Garrett refuses to say this is a case of the Cowboys being careful. Rather, he says, the team just wants him to play enough to know he’s ready for the 49ers in Week 1.
“We don’t really use the word cautious as much as we try to use the reps we think are necessary to get him ready to go to play against San Francisco in Week One,” Garrett said.
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