Tony Romo will play more vs. Chargers

August, 16, 2012
8/16/12
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OXNARD, Calif. – Despite the patchwork state of the offensive line and the absences of Jason Witten and Miles Austin from the Cowboys’ first-team offense, quarterback Tony Romo will play Saturday against San Diego.

And he will play more than he did in Monday’s preseason opener at Oakland.

Coach Jason Garrett said the team would consider the possibility of not playing Romo because of injuries elsewhere, but quickly dismissed that possibility.

“We never want to put a player out where he’s in a precarious situation,” Garrett said. “We don’t think we’re doing that with Tony. Tony has to get himself ready to play. He played 11 snaps in the first game. We’ll probably inch that up a little bit to give him some more opportunities depending on how it goes. We certainly wouldn’t put him out there with people we weren’t comfortable with blocking in front of him. I think the issues with the skill guys, Witten and Miles, those are just opportunities for the other guys to play. So we’re excited to see how they play, play up to, so to speak, a third guy playing with the twos, a second guy playing with the ones, and see how they respond.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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