Romo wore a special glove on his hand during the non-throwing portions of practice yesterday. The glove is used to further decrease the swelling on his hand. And while the Cowboys officially listed Tony Romo as limited in practice on Wednesday because of his bruised right hand, Romo was able to throw the football well:
- "I couldn't tell any difference than normal," tight end Jason Witten said.
- "I couldn't even tell he was hurt," receiver Laurent Robinson said. "He had a lot of speed on the ball. He looked good. He's looked good so far and he'll be ready for Sunday."
- "It seemed like he was able to throw the ball OK, but he still needs to make some progress with that thing," Coach Jason Garrett said. "The hand is still swollen."
- "We gotta have him," linebacker Bradie James said. "I mean, there's no way. You don't have a chance without him. Everybody knows. Even when he went down this past game, you could hear the air in the stadium go out. So we've got to have him out there."
In a conference call with the New York Media yesterday, Tony Romo said he expects to play on Sunday. Here's an excerpt of the Q&A from the Star-Telegram:
Q: Do you expect to play?
Tony Romo: Yes, I expect to play.
Q: How is your hand feeling?
Tony Romo: It continues to improve day-by-day. Today was good. I was able to do some things with the ball that we weren’t sure about so it was a good start to the week. We are going to keep working on it and get all the treatment and stuff. We should be good to go for this weekend.
Q: How much has this season answered questions about your toughness?
Tony Romo: I think when you play quarterback in the National Football League, you have to understand that you are going to have bumps and bruises throughout the way. Every week is important and you just have to go out and play. That is the way you have to approach it. I love competing and playing and that is why you get out there and play every week.