LONDON, England (105.3 THE FAN) – Tony Romo participated in the lightest of walkthroughs on Tuesday upon the Cowboys’ arrival in London.
But at least he participated…as did two other starters who hope to return to the lineup for Sunday’s meeting here with the Jaguars.READ MORE: Jake Ellzey Defeats Susan Wright In Runoff Special Election For Texas' 6th Congressional District Seat
The Cowboys trudged off their Virgin Airlines “Airbus” at Gatwick Airport with the pilot wishing them “good luck in your forthcoming match” and moved straight to a walkthough that was mostly a promotional event – a “Play 60” show for the NFL. Romo played soft-toss in the workout and offensive linemen Doug Free and Ron Leary were also both active.
This was after the ears of a Virgin Airlines employee heard the shocking news that “Romo is done.”
How the misunderstanding happened: Romo was checking in (toting his own bags, for what it’s worth). Once he passed through the line, the first employee wondered aloud, “How’s Romo?”
Answered another worker: “He’s done.”
“DONE?!” replied Employee 1. “ROMO’S DONE?! OH MY GOSH, NO!”
“No, Employee 2 corrected calmly. “I mean Romo’s DONE checking in.”
Meanwhile, DeMarco Murray looks to have a wrap on his pinkie but shouldn’t be impacted by that — if he works to prevent fumbling with the other nine fingers.
Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford has a knee sprain that could cause him to miss the game but he’s optimistic as Dallas approaches a full week of practices starting Wednesday. Linebacker Rolando McClain (knee) also exhibited a limp on the plane but the Cowboys don’t seem overly concerned.READ MORE: 2 People Killed In Chemical Incident At Plant Near Houston
Coach Jason Garrett said in terms of preparing his guys to go, he is aiming for as normal a schedule as possible.
“They’ve got to get themselves acclimated and when we wake up on Wednesday we’re going to make it feel like a Wednesday,” Garrett said. “One difference we’ll be traveling to practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (via bus to the Allianz Rugby complex), no different than us traveling to our stadium in bad weather here. So you just have to kind of deal with that stuff and understand that’s what this trip is all about and not allow that to be an excuse.
“The other team is going through the same kind of thing so we have to deal with what the situation is and be our best regardless.”
Dallas’ offense will be helped substantially if Romo, working through two fractures in his back, can be anything productive as all. And if Free and Leary can help the Cowboys, at 6-3 but losers of two straight, be closer to their best.
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