BOCA RATON, Fla. – Where does Jerry Jones believe the Dallas Cowboys will see their biggest improvement in 2016?
Romo had recent surgery on his left collarbone and is in the early stages of rehab. Bryant is rehabbing from a second surgery to his right foot in four months. Scandrick is recovering from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.
They combined to miss 35 games last season. Scandrick missed the entire season, Romo missed 12 games after breaking his collarbone twice, and Bryant missed seven games because of a broken right foot.
So how is their health?
The Cowboys averted a crisis when the power at the hospital in which Romo had his surgery went out because of a bad storm, but Jones said the quarterback is doing “excellent.”
“I haven’t talked to him, but I keep with our trainers and know that he is doing really well,” Jones said.
Coach Jason Garrett said the Mumford procedure, in which the collarbone is shaved, should alleviate the issue Romo has had. Since 2010 he broke the left collarbone three times.
“All the experts feel like that was the right approach to take and that will strengthen him in that area and hopefully these injuries will be behind him,” Garrett said. “It’s going to take him, what they’ve told me is a couple months to be back and ready to go, but we do anticipate him being involved in the offseason program and we feel like that was the right thing to do. He’s rehabbing and we feel like it gives him a great chance to come back and play at a high level.”
Jones said recent scans of Bryant’s ankle have been positive. He had a second bone graft performed after the season. The screw that was implanted in his foot last September was not affected.
“He’s around our building and he’s had a lot of productive days. He’s on schedule to come back and be ready to play,” Garrett said.
Scandrick remains on track in his recovery. While he could do some activities during the offseason program, the Cowboys want to make sure he is fully healthy for the start of training camp, similar to the way they handled Sean Lee last year.