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Brad Johnson Reaches Out to Romo

Former Cowboys QB Brad Johnson once suffered the same injury Tony Romo is dealing with now



    Brad Johnson Reaches Out to Romo
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    Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brad Johnson reached out to Tony Romo this week to offer some advice concerning his latest back injury, an injury that Johnson suffered while with the Minnesota Vikings.

    I think you find that everyone who’s had it knows it’s uncomfortable,” Romo said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “You just try and get better and you go play.”

    Romo suffered a pair of small fractures in the back in the Monday night loss and was held out of the 28-17 loss to the Cardinals. He missed the team’s practice session on Wednesday but practiced on Thursday.

    “I don’t know that you want to predetermine what you do,” Romo said. “Playing the quarterback position, one of the things you want to teach young guys is just get rid of the pre-determining aspect before the snap of what you’re going to do.

    “I think sometimes guys who are gifted enough to run and move get themselves in trouble because they’ve decided there is going to be pressure in this game and [they're] going to do [run] on this play. And other guys are going to throw it here because the coverage looks this is what it likes pre-snap. Those things will get you in trouble. I think you want to make sure you’re playing each play out as it unfolds and go through your progressions.”

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