Tony Romo reiterates he wants to play again this season

Assuming he is healed up and cleared for a return before the end of the season, Tony Romo wants to play again this year for the Dallas Cowboys.

That’s what he said Thursday night after Roy Williams fumbled away a victory at Cowboys Stadium in what would have been the third straight win for interim head coach Jason Garrett. Romo is out with a broken left collarbone suffered a month ago against the New York Giants on Oct. 25. He underwent X-rays to determine how he was healing earlier this week, and there is speculation he could be ready in another two to four weeks.

It’s certainly possible for a return at this point because the Cowboys (3-8) have not replaced Romo on injured reserve. As long as he’s on the 53-man roster, the safe bet is they would like him to play again this season too, provided everything checks out medically.

"I'm sure there will be discussions once I get healthy," Romo said, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. "But for me, it's football season and football players usually play football during football season.

"I always love to play and anytime you don't play it hurts. I love competing. I love winning or losing and going about the process that ends in either you accomplishing something or not accomplishing something."

Romo began some light throwing earlier this week and some cardiovascular work. It looks like he could get a couple games in during December when Garrett and many other are auditioning for 2011.

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