Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Jerry: No concern about Romo's back
By Tim MacMahon
OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he has no concern about Tony Romo's surgically repaired back despite the franchise quarterback twice sitting out practices for precautionary reasons during the first week of training camp.
"He's 100 percent," Jones said. "He's just being real smart and sensitive about having come off the back surgery. He's certainly not losing any ground from the standpoint of opening up against San Francisco."
Jones said Romo has not missed any more practice time than the team anticipated when the Cowboys opened camp. Head coach Jason Garrett said earlier Tuesday that Romo's rest is based in large part on "honest feedback" from the quarterback.
"We feel real good," said Jones, who visited with Romo before the afternoon practice that the quarterback observed. "We're really pleased with the way he's practicing and the work he's getting done and what he's doing both on and off the field, but nothing in any way would concern you certainly about his back."
Jones said Romo might get less preseason playing time than normal, but he attributed that to the Cowboys wanting to get new backup quarterback Brandon Weeden as much work as possible.
"In the practices that we've had so far, it's just been really impressive the way he executed, the way he's picked his receivers," Jones said. "You weigh it all and I'm really pleased with where we are and I'm certainly pleased with how his back's feeling."