Aside from throwing 10-15 passes to Dez Bryant and Miles Austin toward the end of the final mini-camp of the offseason, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was limited to acting as a coach throughout organized team activities and mini-camp as he recovered from surgery to remove a cyst from his back.
Romo is a veteran, of course, and he’s and expected to be ready to go come the opening of training camp later this month, but according to Ring of Honor member Drew Pearson doesn’t believe this is any reason to overlook those lost reps. In fact, Pearson says, the Dallas signal caller may have to make up for lost time once he’s back on the field.
“I think that’s very important,” Pearson said on 103.3-FM ESPN Radio's "The Fitzsimmons and Durrett Show" this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of people might discount it because you’re just running routes a lot of times against the air and that type of thing.
“But you’re building a timing thing, a confidence thing with yourself and the quarterback. You’re also building chemistry amongst all the other receivers, all the other quarterbacks and tight ends, whoever’s out there catching balls. I think it’s real important that you do the work in the off-season that leads to success during the regular season.
“I have a little concern that they’re not getting this right now because of Tony’s situation. But I’m a little reserved in that simply because Tony’s a veteran and I think he can pick it up. Now the question is, once he gets the OK to go out there and throw again, how much are they going to do it? I think they got to do it double time now.”
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