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Jason Garrett: Tony Romo ‘looked pretty comfortable,’ declared probable for Sunday


Tony Romo participated in practice for the second-straight day Friday and apparently has looked good enough for the Dallas Cowboys to list the quarterback as probable for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on its official injury report.

Romo reportedly gave a “thumbs-up” as he stepped on the team bus following Friday’s practice when asked if everything went well, per an ESPN Dallas report.

Heading into Friday’s practice, head coach Jason Garrett seemed to agree with Romo’s positive gesture regarding how the quarterback did in Thursday’s practice session.

He looked pretty comfortable to me,” Garrett said before the team practiced Friday. “Clearly, he wanted to get the blood flowing through his body and get his movement back both in the pocket and also throwing the football, and he had a pretty good day yesterday.”

Romo managed to make it across the pond to London on a long flight without irritating the two fractures in his back and participated in all the team’s walk-throughs before participating in practice on both Thursday and Friday.

Regarding whether Romo will actually play on Sunday, Garrett said a lot will depend on how Romo comes out of Friday’s practice.

“We’ll take today, we’ll see how he feels after yesterday’s work,” Garrett said, “and hopefully he can practice the way we need him to practice today and just take it right up until game time.”

He added no decision will be made regarding Romo’s status until Sunday. Given the Cowboys, despite riding a two-game losing streak, have a very winnable game Sunday against the 1-8 Jags, which should allow the team to error on the side of caution with Romo’s playing status.

With all that in mind, the million-dollar question about whether Romo will play or not is: What does Dr. Jerry Jones have to say about it? What’s his prognosis of Romo’s condition? That’s really the only thing that probably matters, right? Jones may not be a real doctor, after all, but he plays one in his mind.

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