The Cowboys are being mindful of Romo’s recovery from back surgery and are allowing him to set his schedule for work. Romo sat out the second day of camp to gear up for the first full-padded session. The Cowboys will be in pads today.
Defensive end Ben Gardner (shoulder) could also return after missing one practice, as is DeVonte Holloman (dehydration). Safety Matt Johnson suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and will “miss some time,” Jones said.
Johnson was bothered by hamstring injuries for much of 2012 and missed most of the offseason program in the spring because of a hamstring injury.
Jones said defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, who is on the non-football illness list, will visit doctors in the next week or two as he continues to come back from a personal medical situation. The Cowboys are willing to be patient with Okoye because the risk is so low.
“Our eyes were wide open on this,” Jones said. “Going on NFI it’s not a cap issue for us because if you’re on NFI, our understanding is when he can start playing, then we’ll pay him. Until then, we’re trying to get him ready to play. It’s no different than Rolando [McClain]. You ask did you know all this? We did. That why you take a chance on a guy like this. If it doesn’t work out for him, we don’t give up any picks and we move on. So when you’re trying to improve yourself, which we are on the defensive side of the ball, you’re looking at a lot of different ways to do it without taking a lot of risk.”