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Romo practice schedule unlikely to change

8/18/2014

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo's practice schedule should look much the same as it did when the Dallas Cowboys practiced in Oxnard, California, when they hold their first summer workout Tuesday at Valley Ranch.

Romo took part in 11 of 16 practices in California and made his preseason debut Aug. 16 against the Baltimore Ravens for 16 snaps (including penalties). The Cowboys will be in pads for practices this week. Romo didn't practice for three straight days in camp.

The starters are expected to play more Saturday against the Miami Dolphins in what is essentially a regular-season dress rehearsal.

Coach Jason Garrett said Romo felt fine the day after the Ravens game. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 80 yards and a 31-yard touchdown to Dez Bryant.

After reviewing the loss to the Ravens, Garrett said Romo looked comfortable in the quarterback’s first action since undergoing back surgery last December.

“The one play for me that stood out is the one play where he climbed the pocket and threw to Dez,” Garrett said. “His eyes were up and you could tell he just felt what was going on. He just had a really good feel for it. He looked like himself on that particularly play and even on the other play where he extended a little bit but kind of worked his way here but came back to the left and eventually threw it back to (James) Hanna, those are things that we've seen from him, and again, his eyes are up, they’re down the field. His eyes were really good on the touchdown to Dez. He kind of looked over (to the left) and then his eyes came back to the middle and held the safety and threw the ball up the sidelines. It looked like he was comfortable out there seeing things, moving around and feeling things in the pocket.”