Joneses: No issues with Tony Romo's back


ARLINGTON, Texas – Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones have no worries about the state of Tony Romo's back.

Romo did not practice on Monday, two days after he was sacked three times and hit once more in a preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins. Coach Jason Garrett said the team wanted to give Romo the day off because of a light practice.

"No issue with his back at all," Jerry Jones said. "As a matter of fact, we all were pleased that he got the kind of test that he got and he is too. There is no issue after being sacked three times there."

Said Stephen Jones, "Still management (of the recovery from surgery). No residual."

The Cowboys will practice Tuesday and have a light workout on Wednesday before taking on the Denver Broncos in Thursday in their preseason finale. If Romo, who will not play against the Broncos, does not practice on Tuesday, the earliest he would return to the practice field would be Saturday.

"I think any owner takes a cringe anytime the quarterback gets hit hard, healthy, not healthy, whatever the situation is," Stephen Jones said. "But that's our game and keep your fingers crossed and hope they hold up."

Stephen Jones said the condition of Romo's back would "not necessarily," be a factor in the team's decision to keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster. Undrafted rookie Dustin Vaughan is the leading contender behind backup Brandon Weeden.