Obviously, the Dallas Cowboys don’t want to see Tony Romo sacked three times in a half of football, like he was in the dress rehearsal game against the Dolphins in Miami on Saturday night. But coming off back surgery, Romo was glad to have absorbed his first contact since last December and got back up.
“I took some hits and that was good, just in regards to getting back up and keep playing,” Romo told the team’s website. “That part of it was positive, in general. We can avoid it, but it was good to kind of get back up and keep going.”
Romo ended up playing the entire first half on Saturday, but apparently, he had to do some campaigning to convince the coaching staff let him do so. Receiver Dez Bryant was impressed, but not at all surprised to see Romo fighting for preseason snaps.
“Tony, he’s a true competitor, for real, man,” Bryant said. “That’s what a lot of people don’t know. He wants it. He wants to be in. He fought to stay in on the drive that I came out. I came out a drive, I was hot and pissed. We only had three (points) up there. I understood, preseason, but somehow, someway, they let him go in. That’s what I’m talking about."
“It’s just the fight, the dog and the hunger. When he does it, it makes everybody else want to do it. That’s how a team becomes explosive.”
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