Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tony Romo's camp comes to an end
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will complete training camp without having practiced three consecutive days.
Romo will not practice Thursday as the Cowboys go through a lighter than normal practice without pads, focusing on the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday’s preseason opponent at AT&T Stadium. Romo will make his preseason debut against the Ravens. How much he and the starters play have not been determined yet, according to coach Jason Garrett
“A lot of good work here the last four or five days, so we’re kind of sticking to that plan a little bit,” Garrett said. “Today is going to be a very light practice. It’s going to happen fast. We won’t be in pads. We won’t be doing one on ones or a lot of competitive stuff. It’s a carded practice for Baltimore, so we feel like this is a good day for him to kind of get away from it after a good couple of days.”
Of the 16 practices, Romo will have missed five. He had a four-day break last week surrounding the preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 7. The Cowboys will have a brief walk-through Friday morning before flying back to Dallas later that day.
In his 10 full-padded practices, Romo completed 112 of 166 passes in team and seven-on-seven drills.
“I think he’s gotten better and better every day,” Garrett said. “I thought he had a really good week this week and he’s definitely made a ton of progress. He looks a lot more like himself and I think the progress that he’s made is a tribute to our guys helping him on our training staff and our rehab people but also Tony’s approach. It’s been really positive.”