The Brett Favre-Tony Romo phone call has been widely reported. If you don’t know about it, let me tell you that Favre called Romo before he was about to visit doctors to offer a few encouraging words.
“The only thing I said was, it’s worth trying [to play] if you can deal with the pain and can function good enough with a splint,” Favre said. “If not, don’t try.”
Now it appears Romo is really trying to emulate his hero, Favre, who played through a thumb injury but he had a consecutive game record he wanted to win. Romo, who has played in only 30 straight games, doesn’t really have that on his mind, nor should he.
But now Romo is trying to play. According to the Ticket’s Dunham and Miller show, head coach Wade Phillips said Romo was going to throw in practice today and his status to play against the Rams, with new wide out Roy Williams, could be reviewed again.
Is this right? As I said before, I had a fractured pinkie 10 years ago or something like that. There was no way I was throwing a football and I certainly wouldn’t want to get hit on the injured pinkie. But then again, I don’t have a $60 million contract.
Did anyone see Romo throw the ball after he injured the pinkie? It was ugly. Do we really want him out there if that is how he is going to play? He becomes a risk out on the field. Brett Favre’s pressure was unnecessary and it could have an adverse effect on the Dallas Cowboys having any chance to come 2-1 out of these next three games against the Rams, Bucs and Giants.