News: ESPN NFCE: Graziano: Cowboys wise to limit Romo in preseason

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    By Dan Graziano |

    So Jerry Jones says he expects starting quarterback Tony Romo to get about 10-12 plays in the Dallas Cowboys' second preseason game Saturday night in San Diego. That's probably 10-12 more plays than Jones wants Romo to play behind the Cowboys' current offensive line, but what can you do? A guy's got to get ready for the season. Timing with the receivers, etc.

    Thing is, every single snap Romo takes for the Cowboys until the line shows improvement is going to be hold-your-breath time for Cowboys fans, and for that reason the Cowboys would be wise to limit Romo's exposure in these games as much as possible. Those 10-12 plays don't seem like many, but the state of the line right now led reporters to ask Jones whether he thought it was too many. He said no, even in light of Jason Witten's spleen injury from the first game. Per Tim MacMahon:

    "That's second guessing," Jones said. "He certainly went one play too long, from that standpoint, if you looked at it that way. But I don't at all second-guess that."​
    This is the risk inherent in any preseason game, of course.

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