A day after Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo emphasized that he believes his best years are still ahead of him, head coach Jason Garrett told the media that the team will have Romo "do less" in Friday's afternoon practice than his normal work load.
Garrett was asked if limiting Romo had to do with any soreness or problems with the quarterback's ailing back arising from the first day of practices, and the coach would only say the team plans to "be mindful" of two-a-day practices on back-to-back days for Romo.
"When you’re coming off a back issue like Tony has, sometimes being on your feet like that can be taxing," said Garrett.
Romo is coming off his second back surgery in the last two years, and had to miss the Cowboys final game of the 2013 season.
When the Cowboys arrived in Oxnard earlier in the week, Garrett had described Romo as, "full go," for practice in training camp. And while Romo said Thursday he feels much better at this point of the season than he did in Oxnard last year, he also revealed that he is undergoing as much as four hours of rehabilitation work a day on his back to make sure he's ready to go for the 2014 season.
The Cowboys will be back on the practice field in Oxnard Friday at 5:30 p.m. central time.