The biggest question mark of the week seems finally to have been answered, as the Cowboys will go with 40-year-old Brad Johnson at QB tomorrow against the St.Louis Rams. The start for Johnson means that Tony Romo will sit with his broken pinkie finger. There was speculation after owner Jerry Jones said that he felt Romo might go that the team may actually start him despite the injury, but now that is not the case.
Jones now says that Johnson will get the start, as he made the announcement today. Coach Wade Phillips, who evidently has no say whatsoever in the situation, told the Dallas Morning News on Friday: “Whatever Jerry says, I’m going with.” Johnson took the bulk of snaps with the first-team offense all week, so the move to start him really doesn’t come as much of a shock.
Romo did some work during the week, but had issues gripping the ball with his broken finger. At first he was expected to miss up to four weeks, but it does look like he’ll be back sooner.