Dallas Cowboys head coach says he’s been encouraged by Tony Romo’s progress in rehab from back surgery last December and, beyond that, that he views Romo as being in the “prime of his career” still. Romo, who missed OTAs last year after another back surgery, is 34-years-old.
“To me, he’s a very young player,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He moves around really well. He hasn’t lost any mobility, ability to get away from people. I think his arm is better than ever, so we don’t look at him despite his back situation that he’s had over the last couple of years as somebody who is an old player by any means. He simply needs to rehab his back and get himself healthy and get going again.”
Romo has been working out and throwing at Valley Ranch for the past two weeks, as the Cowboys get into the swing of the offseason conditioning program. Beginning on Monday, the Dallas staff was allowed to join the players, meaning Romo’s getting his first taste of working with new playcaller Scott Linehan. But according to Garrett, simply getting and staying healthy is the no. 1 priority where Romo is concerned.
“He’s going through the different lifting and the cardio stuff he’s doing,” Garrett continued. “Today, he was on the field throwing a little bit. You see how he responds to all of that and then you continue to make your decision about what should be next.”
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