Tony Romo confident in backup receivers

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin did not practice on Wednesday and his status for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers is up in the air because of a hamstring, but if he cannot play Tony Romo will be prepared.

Rookie Terrance Williams, Dwayne Harris, who has a hip pointer, and Cole Beasley would jump up in the pecking order.

“I know we rested him and he’s getting work done on it so we’ll see what happens but I have confidence in the other guys,” Romo said. “Somebody’s going to have step up obviously if he wasn’t able to go. That’s why guys take all the reps that they do in training camp.”

Romo’s one interception this season came on a miscommunication with Williams. He has more working knowledge of Harris, who caught a touchdown pass last week against the St. Louis Rams, and Beasley, whom he trusts in the slot.

Romo has shown an ability to work with a number of receivers. In 2011 when Austin got hurt at San Francisco, he hit Jesse Holley to set up a game-winning field goal in overtime. Laurent Robinson had 22 catches for 291 yards and three touchdowns in Austin’s absences later that year.

As for Romo’s health, his bruised ribs are better.

“I should be 100 percent this week for this game,” Romo said. “That should be fun.”