Will Tony Romo play or not play, that’s the burning question of the week in the NFL.
According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, several Cowboys players privately don’t believe that the gritty Tony Romo will be able to go Sunday night against the Eagles.
“We are basically prepping as if he won’t play,” the player said.
According to the report, the players who chose to remain anonymous aren’t questioning if Romo can or will play, the belief simply is that Orton will be the guy.
“I think the mindset of most players is that Kyle’s the guy,” said the player of backup quarterback Kyle Orton.
The player asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the story. The player also declined to elaborate on what he meant by stating the Cowboys team was preparing for the Eagles as if Romo wouldn’t play. But my guess is he obviously means that on the practice field and in the classroom, the feeling among the players, at least, is that everything is pointing to Orton starting.
The player said Romo hasn’t attended a team function all week. The player also added that Romo has told some teammates—not the source directly, however—that he has had difficulty walking all week. If that is indeed accurate, that Romo is still having problems just walking, then that says a great deal.