Thursday, February 17, 2011
'Nothing is different' for Tony Romo
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo has thrown a few times this offseason, and Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Thursday that his delivery, velocity and revolutions on the throws were back to normal.
Romo missed the final 10 games of the season after suffering a broken left collarbone against the New York Giants.
"You want to see if he's favoring it or doing anything unnatural or anything different," Wilson said. "The times we were out there it seems like nothing is different. He can throw. He can play golf. He's playing basketball. I think that's all good."
Romo enjoys tinkering with his throwing motion during the offseason to either help speed up his delivery or improve his accuracy. A few years ago, coaches worked with Romo on clearing his left side when throwing as well as ball security in the pocket.
"Where he is in his career, he doesn't need a whole lot of refining," Wilson said. "I'm sure that's not going to keep him from seeking out some things to keep working on."
After the season-ending victory at Philadelphia, Romo said he would organize practices with teammates if there is a lockout.
"I think that's overblown, the leadership part," Wilson said. "I know he wants to take ownership of it. Having had the game taken away from him the last half of last year there's a new -- I don't want to say new -- there's a renewed sense of what's important.
"I know he said that right after the Philly game that if we don't have an offseason, he's going to take charge and get guys together. That's what you like to hear."
Todd Archer covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.