Tony Romo on target to return

January, 20, 2014
Jan 20
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MOBILE, Ala. -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said quarterback Tony Romo is recovering well from back surgery and is on target for a full recovery.

Romo underwent a discectomy on a herniated disc that bothered him in the Week 16 game at Washington. Romo finished the game in pain but was unable to play in the regular-season finale against Philadelphia the next week.

"Really good, really good," Jones said Monday from the Senior Bowl. "I talked to him late [Sunday] and he's doing really well, feeling good."

Jones said Romo's weight -- he was about 236 pounds during the 2013 season -- is down which is a good sign toward his return to the field. Jones didn't have an exact date as to when Romo would begin on-the-field activities again. Team officials have said Romo should be ready at some point for the organized team activities.

"But there is plenty of [time] if you look ahead of our schedule and what we're going to require in the offseason, there is no concern for Tony," Jones said.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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