Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) chases down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) in the pocket during first quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys QB Tony Romo not expected to play Thursday against Chargers

San Diego, CA- According to ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter Todd Archer, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is likely to sit Thursdays preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers.

“We’re talking about it, but most likely I’ll probably sit out the San Diego game and play in Game 2 and go from there.”

- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo 

Romo underwent back surgery this off-season and the Cowboys don’t want to rush him back as he continues to build and regain his strength.

Obviously since it’s only the first preseason game the Chargers were only going to face Romo for one or two series on Thursday, compared to the 3rd preseason game where teams play their starters the entire first half.

For Mike McCoy and Chargers fans the absence of Romo is a bit disappointing, as it would’ve been good to see the Chargers new revamped defense, especially their new secondary face a solid quarterback in Tony Romo.

Instead the Chargers defense will get to feast on Cowboys new backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who became the Cowboys backup after Kyle Orton was released this off-season.

Romo has not fared well against the Chargers in his career, as he is (0-2) in his career against the Chargers. Romo first faced the Chargers at home in 2009 and lost 20-17. Last season Romo fell to the Chargers again, this time on the road 30-21, as the Chargers defense held Romo and the Cowboys scoreless in the second half to allow Rivers and the Chargers to comeback and defeat the Cowboys.

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