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December 26, 2011

Romo hides hand, says swelling has gone down 'a little bit'

As soon as Tony Romo saw reporters stalking outside the locker room at Valley Ranch, he turned and headed back into the training room. Romo shielded his injured right hand, but he yelled around the corner that swelling has gone down "a litlte bit."

Romo hit the back of his hand on Jason Babin's helmet on the Cowboys' fourth play from scrimmage Saturday night.

All the tests, including X-rays, were negative, according to coach Jason Garrett. Garrett called the injury a bruise.

"It looks like it's getting better," Garrett said. "...It looks like the swelling is going down, and we're hopeful that he can practice on Wednesday."

Garrett added that Romo has a "relatively firm handshake."

The Cowboys did not pursue a veteran quarterback, a sign they believe Romo will play Sunday in a winner-take-all game against the Giants. Owner Jerry Jones declared as much during an interview Monday on 1310 The Ticket.

Stephen McGee is the team's only backup quarterback on the 53-player roster. Playing in a regular-season game for the first time in almost a year, McGee went 24-of-38 for 182 yards with a touchdown, no interceptions and an 83.4 passer rating.

Chris Greisen is on the practice squad. He was signed after Jon Kitna (back) went on injured reserve earlier this month.

-- Charean Williams




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Hasn't anyone noticed that on the play where Romo was hurt the Eagles ran the same line stunt they kept running the week before when they played the Jets? Eagles run the exact same stunt and Babin comes through untouched. How can the Cowboys see that all week on tape and not be ready for it? Terrible coaching. Just barely at high school level.

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