|2013 Regular Season|
Romo has a 128.6 passer rating over his last two games after posting a 75.1 mark through his first two contests.
Romo now has four TDs and four interceptions through the first three games. He could break out Sunday night in what sets up as a high-scoring affair against New Orleans.
Romo said he gave no thought to skipping the preseason to make sure he stayed healthy, saying the only way to get better at football is to play football. It will be his first chance to play in a game under new play caller Scott Linehan.
The Dallas quarterback also planned to sit out a day of practice this week, the latest indication that the Cowboys are closely managing the 34-year-old Romo's recovery. Romo pushed himself through a long practice on the team's ninth workout day of camp Sunday. He had been off the previous two days and skipped two practices earlier. Fantasy owners should be concerned.
Coach Jason Garrett said Romo wouldn't participate in the afternoon practice Tuesday after getting "mental work" in the morning walkthrough session. Garrett said Romo has not had any setbacks. Romo skipped some lighter sessions earlier in camp, but went through the first two full-pad workouts Saturday and Sunday. The team was off Monday.
Five months removed from back surgery, Romo donned a baseball cap for 11-on-11 work. There's no use in rushing, as coach Jason Garrett has been saying for weeks.