Jerry Jones may limit Tony Romo's action in San Diego

First, the Chicago Bears gave the quick hook to their quarterback Jay Cutler against the San Diego Chargers.

Now, Jerry Jones might order up the same thing for his quarterback Tony Romo when the Dallas Cowboys visit Qualcomm Stadium Saturday night.

The Bears pulled Cutler after only one series and eight plays because they were concerned about the heavy pressure being applied by the Chargers defense in the form of blitzes. Jones has told the NFL Network he will be cautious with Romo as right tackle Marc Colombo is shelved following arthroscopic knee surgery and left guard Kyle Kosier went out of practice Wednesday with an MCL injury.

“That will cause you to kind of think about how much (time) with Romo,” Jones said. “We’re very comfortable with (left tackle Doug) Free out there. But certainly the other consideration is one that may limit Romo’s time.”

Montrae Holland will fill in for Kosier and Robert Brewster will man the right tackle spot. Veteran Alex Barron, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, could play for the first time.

The Cowboys can be a little more conservative with playing time because they will have five preseason games as they opened with the Hall of Fame Game.

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