Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) hopeful he can play vs. Jaguars

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he is hopeful that he can play in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Romo said that the nine-hour flight to London was fine and that it was no problem for his injured back.

Romo suffered two transverse process fractures in his back after he was sacked in the Cowboys’ 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 8. He did not play in last Sunday’s 28-17 defeat to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Romo, who has 15 touchdowns and six interceptions this season, participated in a NFL Play 60 event in London and mostly stood around for the majority of the time. He did not attend practice at Allianz Park with the team on Wednesday.

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“It's progressing," Romo told "Each day it gets a little bit of improvement, and I think that you just keep trying to figure out what you're able to do each day and then you go on to the next day. We'll figure out if we're able to improve enough to be ready to go."

If Romo is not able to play, Brandon Weeden would likely get another start after taking all of the first-team reps during Wednesday's practice. Weeden went 18-33 for 183 yards with one touchdown, but was picked off twice against the Cardinals.

Regardless of who is behind center, the Jaguars pass rush could give the Cowboys problems. Jacksonville has 27 sacks this season, tied for third-most in the league.

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