Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s chances of playing against the New York Giants for the NFC East title on Sunday night are still good. On Tuesday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Romo’s bruised throwing hand is getting better.
“It looks like it is getting better,” Garrett said. “All the X-rays and tests that have come back are negative, which is a positive for us. It looks like the swelling is going down, and we are hopeful he can practice on Wednesday.”
Romo wouldn’t show his hand to reporters on Tuesday and won’t speak with the media until Thursday. Of course, all questions are then averted to Garrett. When asked about Romo’s ability to grip the football, Garrett had a comical response.
“He has a relatively firm handshake,” Garrett said.
The Cowboys are hopeful Romo can practice on Wednesday; the team desperately needs him to play and play well against New York. Romo threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns against the Giants three weeks ago, but the Cowboys’ game-tying field goal was blocked as time expired.
The winner of this game enters the NFC playoffs as the No. 4 seed and the loser’s season ends. There’s a lot riding on Romo’s bruised right hand.
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