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The Dallas Cowboys Takes on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday

The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Miami Dolphins in the all too important third preseason game.  Also it is another chance for Cowboy fans to get another look at Tony Romo as he continues to recover from having back surgery to repair a herniated disk.  In his first appearance since the surgery back on December 27th he was 4 of 5 for 80 yards and a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett indicated that will be the routine for most of his starters when the Cowboys travel to play the Dolphins this weekend.  What that means for Tony Romo’s workload, and how many snaps he’ll play, remains to be seen.  “I don’t think there is an exact number,” Romo said.  “I know we’ll talk about it and come up with the plan on how we’re going to do it, but you’ll have a set kind of thing and then feel it out as the game goes.”

Dallas has monitored Romo’s workload carefully throughout this year’s training camp.  He missed Wednesday’s practice, which has been a common occurrence since the team reported to camp.  Romo (pictured on the left) did return to the practice field for a full day Thursday.  Despite that, Garrett said the playing time the Cowboys give Romo in Miami isn’t about being careful.  “We don’t really use the word cautious as much as we try to use the reps we think are necessary to get him ready to go to play against San Francisco in Week One,” Garrett said.

Kickoff for that game between Dallas and Miami is set for Saturday at 6pm from Sun Life Stadium in Miami and can be seen on CBS.

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