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Logic prevails in Dallas: No Tony Romo in preseason finale

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips was so concerned by the Cowboys' offensive ineptitude during the preseason that he considered playing quarterback Tony Romo in tomorrow night's preseason finale. Not gonna happen.

Phillips announced today that Romo will be rested and is instead looking forward to the regular season opener in Washington.

Good move, coach. After all, this will be the fifth preseason game for the Cowboys, who played in the Hall of Fame game. Besides, the starters usually play only about a quarter in the final preseason game, so what's the sense in risking injury by putting Romo out there for a meaningless game.

"I see our quarterback coming on and I think he’s going to be ready,” Phillips said. “I don’t know that Tony tore up last year in the preseason, but he threw for 353 yards in the first game.”

Romo's numbers were pretty decent in last year's preseason, as he completed 24-of-31 for 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He wasn't sacked.

This year, Romo was 26-of-46 for 287 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked five times. 

New York Sports