Tony Romo has immediate relief

January, 21, 2014
Jan 21
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MOBILE, Ala. -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo has gained immediate relief from his back surgery.

Romo underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disc two days before the regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. Romo also attended ending of season meetings at Valley Ranch the day after the game.

Cowboys officials expect Romo to make a full recovery and be ready at some point during the offseason work which begins in the spring.

"I have talked to him and he says he feels really good," Garrett said. "I think anybody who has that surgery will tell you the same thing; initially they feel great because there’s so much pressure back there on the nerves and whatever goes into that injury. So they get immediate relief and then they got to recover from the actual surgery itself. He's moving around and everyone is optimistic he’ll be around for the offseason program."
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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