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Monday, August 2, 2010
Tony Romo's arm is feeling better

By Calvin Watkins



SAN ANTONIO -- The highly priced biceps of quarterback Tony Romo is doing much better.

Romo, who is battling soreness in his throwing arm, didn't take many throws Monday because the Cowboys worked on the short-yardage and red zone offense.

Monday's light practice combined with Sunday afternoon's walkthrough allowed Romo to put less stress on his arm.

Coach Wade Phillips expects Romo to play in Sunday's preseason opener against Cincinnati and didn't get a negative report from the medical staff regarding the quarterback's health following Monday's practice.

"You have to worry about the quarterbacks throwing every day [because] they don’t throw every day in the offseason," Phillips said. "I think he’ll feel good [Tuesday] and a couple of days we haven’t been [practicing] as much. [It's] just like their legs, I think their legs will be better [Tuesday]. Now we’ll wear them down again, because we are still in training camp and we have two two-a-days this week so we won't be as fresh as a regular season game but fresh enough to do well in the [preseason] game individually anyway."

The type of practice the Cowboys had the last two days, a Sunday walkthrough where the veterans were off in the morning session, was a benefit Romo could take advantage of so his arm could gain some strength back. The Cowboys were scheduled to work on the short-yardage and red zone offense before they knew about Romo’s arm.

Romo is not making as many throws during individual warm-ups, which also helps him.

"It's some arm fatigue having thrown so much," quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. "Everybody goes through that in camps."