|Romo reportedly is 'fine' for Week 17's game. (Getty Images)|
Tony Romo's hand had a nasty run-in with Jason Babin's helmet on Saturday during Dallas' 20-7 loss to Philly, and the result was similar to getting hit in the mouth with your grandmother's green bean casserole: swelling of awkward proportions.
As such, there are plenty of Cowboys fans concerned about Romo's status for Week 17's division-deciding matchup against the Giants. But reports indicate that Romo will be "fine" and that the Cowboys won't pursue any free agent quarterbacks.
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That's according to Ed Werder of ESPN, who reports that Dallas isn't seeking to ink a veteran quarterback, which means they likely believe Romo's capable of starting -- and beating -- the Giants on Sunday.
"He will be fine," a source told Werder.
Romo said on Saturday that he could've returned to the game if the Cowboys needed a win to clinch the division and/or the outcome of the Cowboys game affected the playoff race at all.
"I would've tried very hard," Romo said. "No question. I did a little bit but the coaching staff decided against that."
Good for the coaching staff -- letting Romo play in a meaningless game with a busted hand would've been irresponsible. It stinks for people who bet on the Cowboys, it stinks for fantasy owners, it stinks for Romo's competitive nature and it stinks for him trying to post the best numbers of his career.
But it was a smart decision by Jason Garrett to keep Romo on the sidelines, and if it pays off with his quarterback being healthy and beating the Giants to win the NFC East, it'll look ever smarter.
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