Report: Tony Romo expected to be inactive Sunday

Aug 25, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is attended to after getting injured during the first quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was a full participant in practice this week. He’s apparently ready to take to the field and return to action for the first time since sufferering a back injury during the preseason.

Two problems with this.

First off, it sure looks like the Cowboys are going to stick with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott under center. The first-year player has his team in the midst of a seven-game winning streak and tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the NFL. He’s also tallied 16 total touchdowns compared to two interceptions on the season.

Secondly, it’s now looking like Romo himself won’t be active for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport went on to report that if Romo goes through a complete week of practice, he’ll have completed his rehab. Well, unless Romo doesn’t practice Friday, that task will be completed.

The larger question here is why Romo wouldn’t be active if his rehab is completed. Wouldn’t the Cowboys’ staff rather have Romo backing up Prescott instead of Mark Sanchez should something happen to their rookie quarterback?

This leads us to believe that the organization doesn’t necessarily believe Romo is ready to take a hit. That’s in complete opposition to Romo’s stance in and of itself.

Stay tuned. This might get rather interesting.