Thursday, August 1, 2013
Cowboys tracker: Tony Romo
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett sees gradual progress being made by Tony Romo in training camp after the quarterback missed all of the offseason because of surgery to remove a cyst from his back.
In team and seven-on-seven drills through nine practices, Romo has completed 135 of 196 passes (unofficially). That’s a completion percentage of 68.8 percent. Romo’s best completion percentage in a full season came in 2011, when it was 66.3 percent. In six games in 2010, he completed 69.5 percent of his throws before breaking his collarbone.
In the first four practices, Romo was intercepted three times in team and seven-on-seven drills and did not have a touchdown pass -- however, that was due mostly to the scripts in practice. In the past five practices, which have featured more red zone and plus-territory work, Romo has nine touchdown passes and two interceptions.