Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he is ready for the regular season. He will sit out Thursday night's game after completing 26 of 46 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and a 64.3 passer rating in four preseason games.
“I think you always want to play football, but that’s the coaches’ decision [to sit most of the starters], and this is how we do it every year, and we’ve had a pretty good track record at the start of the season,” Romo said. “Hopefully, we will continue that.”
In three preseason games a year ago, Romo went 24-of-31 for 404 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a 70.2 passer rating. But in the first regular-season game, he opened by going 16-of-27 for 353 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Buccaneers.
Romo said he and the first-team offense have done enough in practice to know they are ready to go this year.
"I think you've got to practice at a game tempo, and yesterday was great," Romo said. "It was hot. We're practicing in 95-, 100-degree heat full pads for a couple of hours. It was good. Guys worked hard, and we're getting a lot out of it."
Romo said rookie receiver Dez Bryant did fine in his return Tuesday from a high-ankle sprain that had kept him sidelined since July 30.
"He's coming along;he's doing a good job," Romo said.
-- Charean Williams