Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was far from a full participant in the final session of this week’s veteran mini-camp at Valley Ranch on Thursday, in fact he didn’t even wear a helmet. But he did throw to his top two receivers, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, toward the end of practice--an encouraging sign, as this is the first time Romo has thrown in front of the media since undergoing surgery to remove a cyst from his back in April.
According to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, Romo threw about 10-15 passes to Bryant and Austin from near the five-yard line to the back of the end zone. The team’s executive vice president, Stephen Jones, told reporters afterward that he expects the Dallas signal caller to be ready to go when training camp opens on July 21 in Oxnard, CA.
“We feel good about him going into camp and [being] ready to go,” Jones said. “My understanding is he’s ready to go, he’ll be ready to go for training camp.”
Romo wasn’t the only notable Cowboy missing from mini-camp. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware (shoulder) and rookie running back Joseph Randle (thumb) were held out as well, though both are expected to be healthy enough to open camp with the team.
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