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Jason Garrett: Tony Romo (back) 'doesn't look overly comfortable'

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said the Broncos secondary does a lot of holding.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly is suffering from a herniated disk. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Whether or not Tony Romo will recover from a back injury in time to play quarterback for the Cowboys against the Eagles on Sunday will likely remain a day-to-day question leading into the winner-take-all game for the NFC East title.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Romo was at the team facility and remains day-to-day. Garrett did pepper his answers with fairly neutral assessments of Romo physical status with some nuggets, including telling reporters that Romo "doesn't look overly comfortable" despite an epidural injection Tuesday. Garrett said Romo was not at team meetings Wednesday while he was getting treatment.

"He is fighting through it, going through the treatment process," Garrett said. "He's a tough guy ... He doesn't seem overly comfortable."

Although Romo is seeing an "army of guys," Garrett emphasized that the Cowboys would never compromise his long-term health.

If Romo can't go Sunday, the Cowboys will start backup Kyle Orton. They have officially added Jon Kitna, a former Dallas backup familiar with their system, as their No. 3 quarterback.

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Owner and general manager Jerry Jones and Garrett have maintained that Romo has not been ruled out despite reports to the contrary.

Defensively, the Cowboys got some good news Wednesday as Morris Claiborne was able to practice, but middle linebacker Sean Lee was not available.

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