He expects to make his preseason debut Friday against Oakland.
"Heck yeah," said Romo, when asked if he's playing in the next game. "Unless something weird happens and we sit everybody again."
Romo participated in pre-game warmups and spent the game on the sideline in uniform, but didn't play because coach Jason Garrett treated this game as a showcase for his younger players.
Garrett viewed it as a bonus game since the Cowboys will play five preseason games.
Smith and Free played just the first series.