If Tony Romo is going to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, it will be without any practice during the week. The Cowboys practiced on Friday without their starting quarterback. Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones are both calling Romo a gametime decision. Players who don't practice at all during the week usually don't play on Sunday, but the Cowboys are either holding out hope Romo will play, or presenting a smokescreen for the Cardinals.
Here's Jones and Garrett on Romo:
"Obviously you’ve got your 53-man roster, and we have to turn our actives in within an hour before the game," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], "and so that’s when you’ll know."
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday morning that Romo told him he was feeling better. "He’s moving around, and he’s doing a little stuff in the back there to get the stiffness out, kind of like a bicycle-type thing," Jones said. "He’s moving around, been in the meetings today."
Doesn't exactly inspire confidence that Romo will be able to go.
Defensive end Jeremy Mincey missed practice today due to illness, but he should be able to play on Sunday. Doug Free is still out and unfortunately Ron Leary missed practice again, that's a pretty good signal that Mackenzy Bernadeau will have to step in on Sunday.