The way Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones explains it, the Cowboys won’t be taking any chances when it comes to the health of QB Tony Romo.
With the Cowboys missing two starters along the offensive line heading into Saturday’s preseason game against the Chargers, Jones told NFL Network that a close eye will be kept on how well Romo is protected. Jones was confident about veteran Montrae Holland at left guard, but said playing the more inexperienced Robert Brewster at right tackle would cause the team to limit how much Romo plays.
“That will cause you to kind of think about how much [time] with Romo,” Jones said. “We’re very comfortable with [Doug] Free out there. But certainly the other consideration is one that may limit Romo’s time.”
Jones later told reporters that Alex Barron, who has battled an ankle injury, has a chance to play. While coach Wade Phillips said his starters will play more than they had in the first two preseason games (the thinking is they’ll play the first half) Romo might not be included in that plan.