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Romo's Status Dependent on Pain Tolerance



    Romo's Status Dependent on Pain Tolerance
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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the field for the dressing room after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    While we still haven't had official word on Tony Romo's MRI on his injured back, we do know the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will play again this season, at least that's what we're told by owner/GM Jerry Jones.

    Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday morning that Romo's back injury is fairly significant but that he still has a chance to play Sunday against the Cardinals and will likely be a gametime decision. Jones added there is nothing medically or structurally wrong with Romo's back, and the injury isn't related at all to the back surgeries he's had in the past year. He said it will all come down to pain management and how much pain Romo can tolerate and still be an effective quarterback.

    This isn't the first time that's been the case with Romo, who famously brought the Cowboys back for a comeback road win at San Francisco a few years back with a broken rib and a punctured lung. He did the same thing last year against the Redskins, playing with a back injury that ended up requiring surgery and forcing him to miss the next week's game.

    Things could be different this year, however. The Cowboys are in a good position, and if Romo sits out Sunday, he could possibly not even make a trip to London the following week for a game against lowly Jacksonville. Then, the Cowboys have a bye before a game at the Giants.

    If Romo sits out Sunday, it could set up very nicely for him to get a three-week break. if Romo can play Sunday, then that's great, but with the playoffs being a strong possibility for the Cowboys, it might be in their best interest to have him feeling good instead of playing through excruciating pain for the rest of the season.