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Jason Garrett: No Determination On Tony Romo’s Status; Ron Leary Cleared Concussion Protocol

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The latest from Jason Garrett’s press conference on Friday.

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Say this about Jason Garrett, he is consistent, he sticks to his process. And his process includes not answering questions about Tony Romo’s status with the team. When asked today if Romo could possibly dress for Sunday’s game, he simply stated that no determination had been made on that yet. He noted that Romo has had two good days of practice and they hope he will have another one today, and that so far he has only run the scout team offense. As for what’s coming next for Romo, Garrett will only give his standard “we’re taking it day-by-day” response.

He did note that it’s tough to carry three quarterbacks on the game day roster, given the need for players at other positions and on special teams. He didn’t say it, but one could surmise that if he doesn’t feel that Romo is totally ready to be the number two quarterback, then he won’t dress him. Earlier today it was reported that sources are saying that Romo will not dress on Sunday.

Other news out of the Friday press conference concerned two members of the Cowboys offensive line. In good news, guard Ron Leary cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to practice today. If that goes well, he should be able to play on Sunday. Tyron Smith is expected to practice some today. He’s still dealing with back issues but the bigger issue is a hip flexor problem that cropped up in the Browns game. That causes a little more worry on his availability for Sunday.