The Cowboys play their first exhibition game Sunday in Canton, and Romo might or might not play. Coach Jason Garrett has said sitting out Romo is a consideration, with the Cowboys playing five preseason games, but they have not decided yet.
“I always like to play,” Romo said. “But we’ll do whatever the coach says. That’s part of being a team. We’ve got to get some guys some looks and do some things.”
The last time the Cowboys played in the Hall of Fame Game, in 2010, Romo played one series. He completed 5-of-10 passes for 59 yards, leaving after leading the Cowboys on a field-goal drive.
He doesn’t agree with the theory that he needs more playing time because of his absence this offseason.
“If I did play, it would be a series,” Romo said. “Whether you went eight plays or three plays, I’m not sure how much that is going to affect that. Saying that, I still want to play every time I suit up. Every time I step out there, your juices are flowing, and you want to compete. From that perspective, yeah, but whatever the coaches want.”
-- Carlos Mendez