Tony Romo's return from back injury has been put on hold by the Dallas Cowboys as the NFL team continues to check on his progress ahead of their International Series Game against Jacksonville on Sunday at Wembley, London.
Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett was speaking ahead of the contest against the Jaguars during a press conference at Allianz Park, with Garrett revealing that Romo is a little behind schedule.
Admitting that Romo will not practice on Wednesday, Garrett revealed that the Cowboys signal caller has only participated in a walk through so far this week.
Romo behind schedule
"Romo participated in the walkthrough but he will not practice today,’ Garrett told GiveMeSport on Wednesday. "He’ll follow a normal schedule and we’ll listen to his body."
Romo suffered the back injury during the Cowboys' defeat to the Washington Redskins in week eight, before he completely missed Dallas's loss at home to the Arizona Cardinals last week.
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Still a chance for Sunday
But despite the negative news for Cowboys fans with regards to the fact that Romo is yet to practice this week, Dallas fans should remain positive with coach Garrett not willing to rule his leader out of the game just yet.
"Getting feedback from the player as to how they feel and how they handle the workload is really important. Then you come up with what you need to do during the week to get them prepared to play their best on Sunday," Garrett continued.
"It’s always a medical decision first. It’s always a grey area when you’re dealing with injuries – it’s never black and white. But it seems like he’s moving around well."
Meanwhile, coach Garrett is not making his first appearance at Wembley Stadium, London, this week, with the former San Antonio Riders quarterback having faced London Monarchs in the World League at the old Wembley.
"I have been over here a couple of times playing games, and the atmosphere at the old Wembley Stadium was fantastic,’ Garrett added.
"It seems like the British fan base for American football is strong. I feel like there’s a real interest in our game, and any time I’ve been over here they’ve really shown that to us."