National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and team owner Jerry Jones agreed Wednesday that Romo's availability for Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals will be based on his pain tolerance.
"That part has never been an issue, but we've got to wait and see," Romo said. "It will be about your ability to be productive in some fashion. That part of it we will continue to evaluate."
Romo suffered what team officials described as a back contusion on a third-quarter sack in Monday night's 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys placed linebacker Justin Durant on the season-ending injured reserve list Wednesday.
The move comes after he tore his right biceps in a 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Durant had 49 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception this season.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III split practice reps with Colt McCoy on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a dislocated ankle.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Griffin was a full participant in practice. It was Griffin's first full practice since he dislocated an ankle during Week 2. But there is no official word whether he will be ready to start, or even play, on Sunday at Minnesota. Continued...