"If it turns out to be just the pain tolerance, I will play," Romo said. "That part has never been an issue. But you’ve got to wait to see.
"It will be about your ability to be productive in some fashion. That part of it, we will continue to evaluate."
Romo took a knee to his back in the third quarter Monday night. He underwent a CT scan Tuesday, but the team hasn't specified what was found.
"I don’t want to get into specifics about what it is," Romo said. "It will be something you’ll look at each day, figure out a way to manage it and go from there.
"It has nothing to do with back surgery or anything like that. It could have happened years ago and it would have been the same thing. It’s part of playing football."
To play Sunday, Romo said, "at a certain point there needs to be a shift in the way you feel that shows you’re able to do the fundamental things that need to get done. From there, you need to get the doctor’s clearance.
"You take those steps and go."
Romo, who had offseason back surgery, did not practice Wednesday.
Romo was able to return late in the fourth quarter, so Weeden likely will be back on the bench Week 9 against Arizona.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Salters there's a chance Romo could return.
With Tony Romo sidelined,
Weeden played the first half of the game and hooked up with James Hanna for a 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards ad a touchdown. He also had one run for a gain of 10 yards.
Weeden will likely be relegated to backup duties, as Romo is expected to return for the second preseason game, Aug. 16 against Baltimore.
"It’ll be good to be out there with those guys," Weeden said. “We’ve got some great offensive weapons. I’m excited to be able to go out and compete with those guys. It’s the first time with the star on my helmet, and it feels good. It’s very exciting."
Signed in the offseason, Weeden will back up Romo. Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vaughn are the quarterbacks behind Weeden.
"He just needs to play," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Weeden. "If you know his biography, his time he spent in baseball, a two-year stint at Oklahoma State and playing in a couple of different systems in Cleveland.
"He just needs to takes snaps. He has a lot of natural ability. You can see that. He is really good throwing the football. He can throw any kind of ball you want him to throw. He just needs to take snaps, and to see him grow when he gets an opportunity to take snaps, make mistakes, make plays and learn from it all."
|10||11/9/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/23/14||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|14||12/4/14||@ CHI||8:25 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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