The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback controversy just received a nice bucket of fuel to stoke an ever-growing flame.

Veteran star QB Tony Romo, who broke his back again during the preseason, finally has been medically cleared to return to game action in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Apparently, he won’t get the chance to.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has been fairly non-committal about what Romo’s role will be Sunday, let alone going forward after that.

“With Tony, it’s just a day-by-day evaluation,” Garrett said, via “He had a good (Wednesday). It followed with what he had done last week. He’s moving around well. He’s throwing the ball well. We’ll just see what he’s able to do and make our evaluation from there.”

Romo not even being active seems like it would be more of a statement than a precaution at this point. With a difficult road opponent in the Steelers up next and rookie QB Dak Prescott at the helm, many have wondered if Romo at least would enter Sunday’s game as the backup. Should Prescott flounder, it would open the door for Romo to take over later in the game, save the day and win his job back.

But for now, it appears this saga will stretch out at least another week.

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