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Johnson to start, but Romo will be active

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Here's the latest on the Cowboys quarterback situation, via the Dallas Morning News:

Quarterback Tony Romo will be active, but he will not start today at St. Louis, according to Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

Romo, who will see his consecutive start streak end at 32, has a fractured right pinkie and only saw limited work in Thursday's practice.

Brad Johnson will replace Romo. It will be his first start since 2006 in Minnesota.

That's a responsible, logical decision from a franchise that's recently seemed recklessly aggressive. You should at least give Brad Johnson Marion Barber a chance to beat St. Louis while your franchise QB rests his broken finger. The Rams are allowing 32.8 points and 403.0 yards per game.

We didn't give Johnson much of an endorsement in the Week 7 quarterback ranks, placing him 16th at his position. With Romo active, it's hard to justify a higher ranking. You'll recall that on Friday, Jones said Romo was "very likely" to play.

OK, that's all for now. We're back in 13 short hours for FFL.

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