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Romo Queasy But Practicing



    Tony Romo is feeling queasy, but that won't keep him off the field.

    Owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters before practice on Monday that he didn’t think Romo would practice, while recovering from a stomach virus. As it happened, Jones was wrong. Romo, loaded with antibiotics, strode onto the practice field in Oxnard visibly under the weather shortly thereafter to practice with his team.

    According to Calvin Watkins at, Romo performed without incident, though it was apparent that something was a little off with the two-time Pro Bowler. Romo himself is taking the sickness in stride, downplaying the effects of the flu following practice.

    "You’re going to have to play sick sometimes," Romo said. "It’s the same when it’s raining. You’re going to have to play when it’s raining. It’s not really that big of a deal. If you’re going to be out here, you might as well do it."

    Romo fell ill on Sunday, and proceeded to struggle through an ugly practice for the offensive unit. On Monday, he was better--as was the entire offense--but his recovery is an ongoing process, a fact of which Romo is well aware.

    "Yeah, it’s like anything, it improves," Romo said. "But you’re sick. You feel sluggish. It’s part of the deal. You go back and get some rest and come out tomorrow and be ready to go. It’s good though. We got some good work in. It’s part of training camp. It’s probably just the flu. It’s slow progressing."

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