Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Biggs: Romo fine, should practice Wednesday

By Brad Biggs

The Dallas Cowboys are relieved that Tony Romo should be able to take the practice field on Wednesday when the team returns to work in preparation for the grand regular-season opening of Jerry Jones’ new palace in Arlington, Texas, Sunday night.

Romo had his sprained right ankle thoroughly examined Monday, and everything checked out fine following an MRI. That’s a good thing because while Terrell Owens left Foxboro, Mass., Monday night having caught just two passes and with no interest in speaking with reporters, Romo passed for a career-high 353 yards in Dallas’ season-opening victory Sunday at Tampa Bay.

No T.O. meant no problem for the Cowboys, not in Week 1 any way. Romo still has plenty of big-play threats and Jason Garrett’s sometimes maligned offense clicked. There was an 80-yard touchdown to Patrick Crayton and a 66-yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams, nice signs that the offense remains lively, but probably also an indication of issues that will plague the Bucs all season.

Romo and the Cowboys get a good test with the NFC East rival New York Giants visiting. Romo missed the first meeting with the Giants last season with a broken finger, and Dallas was steam rolled 35-14.