The Cowboys have their reasons, but they elected to keep Tony Romo in street clothes against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Romo was inactive and not available to play.
No. 9 practiced fully everyday leading up the Steelers game. That hasn't happened in years. Remember, Romo used to take Wednesdays off.
The point is, Romo is healthy and the Cowboys didn't play him.
That's a mistake. The top 45 healthy players need to be active on Sundays, regardless of politics, having one's feelings hurt or disrupting team chemistry.
Just imagine if Prescott got hurt. Instead of having a healthy Romo available on the bench, Mark Sanchez would be forced into action. Mark Sanchez! What kind of affect would that have had on the team chemistry? That locker room knows Romo is healthy as well, they've been practicing him with him and watching him work.
The Cowboys have said multimple times that Romo will be active when he's 100%. They've run out of excuses. He's 100%. Is he rusty? That's a silly argument. He's a veteran that knows what he's doing, and he's been on the practice field for three weeks.
All things considered, it would be a shocker if Romo isn't active against Baltimore at home on Sunday, November 20. If he suits up, it would be 87 days since he injured his back in Seattle, over 12 weeks. In fact, it's almost been exactly a year since he started in a regular season game.
The question will be, does he start?