Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s back continues to improve, a month after he suffered a pair of transverse process fractures in a Monday night loss to the Washington Redskins and, just days after Thanksgiving, he’s thankful to have an entire week to prepare for the Chicago Bears.
“It’s getting better,” Romo told the team’s website. “I think getting back to what feels like a normal routine will help this week. Doing the little things to help you get where you need to be. It’s the first time you’ve ever had a short week, you had to figure out what we thought was the best. Looking back, I think I’d change a few things. I don’t think we have any more short weeks this year so that’ll be a benefit moving forward.”
Last week, the Cowboys became just the third team in history to play a Sunday night game before a Thursday game. They won that Sunday game over the Giants and then, four days later, they were throttled by the Eagles at home. Romo finished that game 18 of 29 passing for 199 yards and two interceptions, and saw his streak of 38 consecutive games with a touchdown pass come to an end.
Make no mistake though, Romo isn’t blaming his Thanksgiving Day struggles against the Eagles on the quick turnaround.
“More than anything, the short week, it’s tough on everyone,” Romo said. “There’s no excuses. We needed to play better. No matter which way you look at it, it wasn’t good enough.”
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