Garrett Explains Decision to Put Romo Back In

Tony Romo returned late in Monday night's loss after suffering a back injury

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t second-guessing the team’s decision to put Tony Romo back in the game Monday night after a he took a hit to he back that left him crumpled on the turf for several minutes and forced him from the game for a couple of series in the second half of the loss to the Redskins.

Romo went to the locker room to get checked out, and things didn’t look good. But he emerged a while later in a sort of less successful Willis Reed moment and was plugged back in shortly after that.

If Tony is ready to come back in, you give him a chance to do it,” Garrett said, per Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas, “because he’s our quarterback.”

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says the team was encouraged after looking at Romo in the locker room, which cleared the way for his return.

“I was very concerned, because he laid there as long as he did,” Jones said. “After we got him in here, we felt better about it. If he were needed, he told us he wanted to play.”

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