The Arizona Cardinals may not face Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after all. The 12th year quarterback out of Eastern Illinois suffered at first what was described as a back contusion on Monday night. Then on Saturday it was revealed that he had two back fractures. He was a gametime decision today.
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Now multiple reports cited from ProFootballTalk.com and ESPN.com suggest Romo will not play today. It was initially thought the only reason why Romo would not play would be if he could not tolerate pain. That may be the case here but ultimately right now it is unknown what lead to the decision to not play him against the Cardinals.
So that leaves Cowboys quarterbacking duties to backup Brandon Weeden. Weeden is in his third season out of Oklahoma State. He spent his first two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He has 24 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in his brief career. Included in the touchdown total is a touchdown he threw last week in relief of Tony Romo in the second half of the 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
The Cards publicly said they thought Romo would be playing and were preparing for him as if he would be the starter but as I’ve said, it would naive to think they didn’t prepare for Weeden either as he took all the first team snaps in practice this week. I expect the Cards to be ready to go against him.