HC Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Dallas was waiting on additional testing for an injury he says is unrelated to the herniated disk Romo sustained in Washington last December, when surgery kept him out of a season-ending loss to Philadelphia with a playoff berth on the line. Still, ESPN Radio in Dallas suggested Romo is "questionable at best" to play. Reported by the Associated Press
Romo hurt his back against the Redskins again Monday night, getting what Garrett called a contusion on a third-quarter sack. X-rays were negative, and Romo took a pain injection before returning for the final series of regulation and a failed possession in overtime of a 20-17 loss that snapped Dallas' six-game winning streak. After saying on his radio show earlier in the day that he anticipated Romo being ready to face the Cardinals (6-1), Garrett was more evasive when he met with reporters. The coach said Romo 'seemed good' when they spoke by phone, but he hadn't seen the quarterback before Romo went for a CT scan. The Cowboys were off Tuesday, and Romo has skipped the Wednesday practice every week during the regular season as part of his post-surgery routine. He had a procedure to remove a cyst from his back in April 2013 and missed all the offseason workouts last year. 'We've just got to wait and see how he feels, obviously,' Garrett said. 'Because we played late last night, we'll be more abbreviated anyway, more of a jog through-type mode. ..." Stay tuned.