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Tony Romo May Not Play in Preseason Opener

Romo is easing back into full-time action after undergoing back surgery in December

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    Coming off of back surgery, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he plans on playing in the preseason. He’s just not exactly sure how much he’ll play, or when he’ll make his debut.

    The Cowboys’ first preseason game is set for August 7 against the Chargers.

    I’m going to play in the preseason, obviously,” he said, via the team’s official website. “I think that’s important. The first game? We’ll talk about it.”

    The team has limited Romo’s reps through the first week of training camp--he sat out of practice on Tuesday before returning on Wednesday--but head coach Jason Garrett says the handling of the franchise quarterback is purely precautionary. Romo himself feels 100 percent healthy, but he knows at this point in the year, easing back into full-time action is the smart play.

    “You just want to take every rep and do everything and you feel good, and you’re like, ‘I feel good, let’s go,’” Romo said. “But at the same time…it’s a little different than most injuries, because we don’t have 10 other guys who have gone through this in the last three years. So you’ve got to kind of just be smart."

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