IRVING, Texas – For the second straight day, quarterback
Romo, dealing with a bad back that has required an epidural shot this week, continues his treatment. The Cowboys insist he still has a shot to play this week.
Garrett reiterated the team doesn’t have a concrete rule when it comes to players not practicing during the week but playing in the game. If Romo can play in the game, it sounds like he will get that shot, regardless of the snaps he misses in practice.
“Certainly you want him to practice, we don't anticipate him practicing today so we'll see how he does the rest of the day and how he wakes up tomorrow and go from there,” Garrett said Thursday. “You certainly want your quarterback to practice at some point during the week, Tony obviously has played a lot of football for us so you give him more leeway than most but just more than anything else it's a health issue and see how he's feeling.”
Garrett didn’t sound too concerned about Bryant’s status.
“Dez started practicing and was working through the early part of practice (Wednesday) and his back was starting to bother him so we made him more limited,” Garrett said in Thursday’s press conference.
Lee has missed the last two games and four of the last five with both a neck and hamstring injury. Garrett said the middle linebacker hasn’t been ruled out of the game yet.
“We have not determined it, day-by-day,” Garrett said. “Hopefully he will continue to make progress and see how he does and hopefully he can practice some football by weeks end.”