What's up with Tony Romo's glove?


IRVING, Texas -- As reporters watched the early portions of Wednesday's practice at Valley Ranch, quarterback Tony Romo wore a black glove over his right hand between drills.

It was the first time all season Romo had worn a glove over his hand during the open portion of practice for the media. He's playing with a bruised right hand, injured in last week's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo continues to have some swelling in the hand, and the glove is used to decrease the swelling. But Romo didn't like wearing the glove so he took it off.

In the passes Romo threw during the open media portion of practice, he was glove-free.

"We are working on the compression of the hand and trying to get the swelling to go down," Romo said on a conference call with New York reporters on Wednesday afternoon. "That is the big part of it right now, keeping it compressed. Hopefully it will continue to get better and better."

Romo said he doesn't believe he'll play with a glove on Sunday night, but he's done it in the past.

"I don’t know what we are going to do," Romo said. "We are experimenting with a couple things and we will see as the week progresses what we are going to do."

Coach Jason Garrett seemed amused by reporters questions regarding Romo's gloved hand.

"It looked like a run-of-the-mill protective device," Garrett said. "It looked like a glove."