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Cowboys' Romo nursing sore back; Barber's foot fine

  • By Associated Press
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IRVING, Texas -- Although Tony Romo's back is sore and his status for practice Wednesday remains to be determined, the Dallas Cowboys expect to have their quarterback play Saturday night against Baltimore.

Tony Romo , QB
Dallas Cowboys

2008 Statistics:
TD/INT: 24/11
Yards: 3,013
Rating: 98.3

"He is going to try to play," coach Wade Phillips said Monday.

Romo went down wincing on a hit late in the first quarter of Dallas' 20-8 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. He didn't miss a snap the rest of the game, but was in obvious pain and didn't move around as well as usual.

Reporters weren't allowed to watch the team's walkthrough Monday and Romo did not appear in the locker room when it was open to the media. Players are off Tuesday. So the next chance to hit the field is Wednesday, when the team installs its game plan.

Running back Marion Barber left the Giants game with a possible aggravation of his dislocated right pinkie toe, but Phillips said that Barber was only sore on Monday.

"He feels fine today," Phillips said. "I don't think he went backwards."

Dallas' biggest injury concern is at safety. Starters Ken Hamlin and Keith Davis are playing through injuries and backup Tra Battle -- who was just signed a few weeks ago -- now has a strained hamstring.

Hamlin played Sunday without practicing last week. Davis added a shoulder injury to the leg problem that slowed him last week.

"We're kind of taping some things together with some of these guys," Phillips said. "But they are troupers and they will play if there is anyway they can."

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.

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