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Tony Romo viewed as “day by day” after CT scan on back


Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a CT scan on his injured back today, revealing that the injury is not something that will cause him to miss much time.

Romo isn’t practicing today, but the Cowboys often have him rest on Wednesdays. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett indicated that he may be able to practice later this week, and sounded cautiously optimistic that Romo will play Sunday against the Cardinals.

It’s a day-by-day thing with Tony, we’ll see how he handles the pain and we’ll see how functional he is as the week goes on,” Garrett said. “We’ll see what his availability is for this ball game.”

Garrett echoed the comments of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said the biggest issue with Romo will be pain tolerance.

“We don’t anticipate him doing a whole lot, but as the week goes on hopefully he progresses and can handle the pain and can function,” Garrett said.

Brandon Weeden, the backup quarterback who played well in a brief appearance while Romo was getting checked out in the locker room on Monday night, will run the first-string offense in practice until Romo returns. The Cowboys hope Romo’s return is soon, and they think it can be.