Jerry Jones suggested on Tuesday that, if Tony Romo is able to tolerate the pain of a cracked rib and a punctured lung, he will start against the Washington Redskins on Monday night. If he isn’t able to tolerate the pain--which would be pretty understandable--head coach Jason Garrett is ready to roll with backup Jon Kitna under center.
Garrett went out of his way on Monday to praise Kitna for the job he did in Romo’s place last Sunday. Kitna went 6-10 passing for 87 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the 27-24 overtime victory in San Francisco, for a quarterback rating of 82.1. More importantly perhaps, with the possibility of Romo being sidelined for the Washington game, Garrett was encouraged by the way the team responded to the veteran.
"He came in and I thought he played very comfortably," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "A couple times he was aggressive with throws. I take some responsibility for that. Sometimes you have to make sure you're calling stuff that helps him get settled into the game. I think I could've done a better job with that.
“But he went in there and played with confidence and moved the team, scored a touchdown with them, made some first downs with them. We have a real comfort level of him playing. The team certainly responds to him and has a lot of confidence in him.”
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