- Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff Writer
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“Well, I think you’ll probably see him here against Miami about like you did the other night,” Jones said during a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan. “I don’t know that we ought to do any more than that then really see not only [Brandon] Weeden but our young quarterback can get some snaps out there.”
Romo and the rest of the starters have typically played at least a half in the third preseason game, considered the dress-rehearsal game, and sits out the preseason finale.
The Cowboys planned for Romo to play about 12 snaps Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, his first game action since undergoing back surgery to repair a herniated disk in December. He ended up playing 16 snaps, including two plays negated by penalty.
Romo, who sat out one-fourth of the practices during training camp as part of a preventative-maintenance program, completed 4 of 5 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens.
Jones, who declared Romo as “100 percent” during the first week of camp, said he is completely confident in the franchise quarterback’s health and ability to perform all the physical tasks required to play the position.
“He’s shown it throughout our training camp,” Jones said. “I thought he did a great job how he managed himself back in, if you will, his rhythm, if you want to use another word here. But he’s making all the throws and is really cherishing the options that he’s got in the offense.”