Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Cowboys tracker: Tony Romo
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. – Tony Romo had his first practice of training camp in which he did not complete at least half of his passes in team and 7-on-7 drills.
Romo went 13-of-27 on Tuesday and was intercepted by Sean Lee in situational work to close what was a sloppy practice by the offense in general. It was Romo’s first work in practice in three days since sitting out Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game against Miami.
Facing fourth down in situation work, Romo attempted to fit a tight pass down the middle of the field, but Lee was able to undercut the throw for the takeaway. Lee smartly went to the ground after the interception to kill the game.
On the play before the interception, the offense was called for a delay of game that had Romo yelling at an official to get out of the way because he could not see the play clock. Two plays before that, Nick Hayden and Jason Hatcher combined for a sack.
Romo was hurt by a couple of drops and Miles Austin was unable to come down with a deep throw when he slowed down to time his jump when he should have kept running for the walk-in touchdown. By slowing down, he allowed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to get in the way.