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Garrett: Everything Going According to Plan with Romo

Tony Romo sat out of Friday's afternoon practice session

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    Jose Sanchez, NBC 5 Photojournalist

    The Dallas Cowboys have seemingly changed their tune somewhat on quarterback Tony Romo. Or have they?

    Prior to the opening of training camp last week in Oxnard, CA, head coach Jason Garrett said Romo was a full-go for practice after being limited all offseason as he recovered from back surgery to repair a herniated disk. Then on Friday, just the second day of workouts, Romo was held out of the afternoon practice session.

    Garrett denies that this is anything more than a cautionary measure though, and says proceeding with caution with Romo was the plan all along.

    "The idea was just to be mindful of his back," Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It’s a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon. We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two a days and then the consecutive two a days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day."

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