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Romo Showing No Ill Effects of Surgery as Off-season Program Commences

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    Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys looks at the field after a 34-23 loss against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys have concerns as their off-season program gets into full swing at Valley Ranch. But, at this point, Tony Romo’s health isn’t one of them.

    The quarterback who missed 12 games in 2015 and underwent surgery on his collar bone in March is throwing on schedule and, according to head coach Jason Garrett, will not be limited as the team ramps up toward training camp in late July.

    “He hasn’t really had any issues physically,” Garrett told reporters Tuesday. “He’s integrated almost completely back into the off-season program. He’s really made a lot of progress. I think his back is feeling good. His shoulder seems fine. He’s moving around well. He’s really doing very well.”

    Romo, who has been throwing for the last month, has the ever-optimistic Jerry Jones even more encouraged than usual.

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    “There’s absolutely nothing negative that can be said about where he is,” the owner said. “Everything they hoped to accomplish technically from appraisal of surgery has gone well. Everything he’s done regarding his strength, everything regarding what he’s wanted to do, he’s been able to do.”

    The surgery on the 36-year-old Romo shaved back part of his collar bone in an attempt to keep him from injuring it yet again.

    So far, so good.

    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 lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.