Tony Romo's back was the top priority for the Dallas Cowboys on their long plane ride to London.

Even higher than the comfort of owner Jerry Jones' wife.

"Gene will sit up in the bulkhead," Jones joked a day before Monday's flight. "Romo will lounge on the way over. You don't think it'd be me, do you?"

Assuming Romo's third back injury in 18 months makes it through the nine-hour flight no worse for the wear, the next question will be how much preparation time he can handle.

Romo missed practice all last week and watched Sunday while backup Brandon Weeden failed to get Dallas into the end zone until a 28-17 loss to Arizona was out of reach.

The Cowboys were scheduled to land in London on Tuesday morning, hoping to get into their routine as much as possible ahead of Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

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