I think the latter is the reason. The Cards have put the QB out for two consecutive weeks among other players. Although Romo wants to come back and play this weekend, would it be wise? He's already thrown an INT in nine of his last 10 straight games. The bad pinky will cause a loss of accuracy and ball security. He should just take it like a man and sit out a la Trent Edwards. But besides Romo, the Cards also relinquished Felix Jones and the punter of their obligation to play. Will this be a growing trend? When the Cards put their mind to applying pressure, no players are safe. How will that bode for the rest of the season? Not too good I'm afraid. If the Cards continue with this and the league has no plausible reason to step in and say "play nice," the players will take matters in their own hands. Some already think that we are playing dirty and intentionally trying to put skill players out of the game. If they retaliate, Kurt is their best option. I personally don't think Matt can sustain this momentum with his style of play and the fact that being left handed would totally change the offensive line's philosophy would really be a step backwards.
Am I being totally obnoxious? Let me know what you think.