Sounds like the gnashing of teeth and furrowing of brows over Tony Romo’s back was much ado about nothing.
At least if you believe the Cowboys’ quarterback.
Romo told DallasCowboys.com this week that not only will he be 100 percent healthy for training camp, but that he could play in an NFL game today if necessary.
“I don’t think it’s slow anymore,” Romo told the team’s official website. “I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy, kind of having to not do too much right away. But now I’m to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel at this point I could play in a game if I had to.”
Romo, who had back surgery in December, has thrown during individual drills during OTAs but hasn’t been under center for team drills. People forget that he’s missed only one start over the last three seasons, and he’s said earlier this off-season that he plans to play another five seasons.
Cowboys’ training camp starts in six weeks in Oxnard, California. No reason to think that Romo will be limited in any way, starting on Day 1.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.