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Mapping out Tony Romo's schedule

OXNARD, Calif. -- The next time Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hits the field is likely to be Saturday.

Romo reiterated he will probably skip Thursday's preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. He went through his second straight full-padded practice on Monday and has followed a two-on, one-off schedule early in training camp.

Tuesday's practice will focus on the Chargers, so Brandon Weeden should get all of the work, considering Romo's is not likely to play. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garret have yet to rule out Romo. He did not play in last year's preseason opener in the Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins even though he did not miss a day of practice.

The Cowboys will travel to San Diego via train early Wednesday morning and will have a scheduled off day on Friday. That puts Romo back on the field for Saturday. The Cowboys will practice Sunday with their last off day during their time in California set for Monday.

To carry the schedule out further, Romo should participate in both practices against the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 12-13 before the team returns home on Aug. 15 to take on the Baltimore Ravens the next day at AT&T Stadium.