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Monday, October 13, 2008
Cowboys QB: Injured Tony Romo out; healthy Brad Johnson in
Tony Romo breaks pinkie finger. "The injury occurred on the first play of overtime when Romo was sacked by Chike Okeafor. On third-and-17, he attempted to hit T.O. on a sideline pattern, but the ball sailed out of bounds. Romo looked down at his finger as he left the field."
ESPN.com's Matt Mosley gives us the book on Brad Johnson, Romo's replacement. "If Brad Johnson's name sounds familiar, it's because he once led Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl title. He holds the NFL record with 11 seasons of completing 60 percent or more of his passes, but his most recent stretch of playing time wasn't that impressive," writes Mosley.
Scouts Inc.'s Tag Ribary supplies us with an in depth look at quarterback Brad Johnson. "Johnson is known for his smarts and accuracy. The 6-foot-5 Johnson can read the field quickly from the pocket and make efficient, accurate throws. Because he is older and less mobile than Romo, expect to see Dallas keep Johnson in the shotgun more than under center to give him the extra time needed to read the field in passing situations," writes Ribary.