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Why Dallas Was Mum on Romo Surgery

Tony Romo was sidelined for the team's first OTA session after having surgery to remove a cyst from his back last month

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    The first anyone heard of the cyst that had to be surgically removed from Tony Romo’s back a month ago, a procedure that kept him out of the team’s first organized team activities session this week, came this week when Romo trotted onto the field wearing a backwards baseball cap and no pads. The reason for this: Romo doesn’t believe making the procedure public would do any good for anyone.

    “I don’t feel it’s in anyone’s best interest just to come out and talk about anything that goes on,” Romo said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It doesn’t help your football team. Predominantly, most of the decisions you make are about helping the football team, and that’s what you fall back on in those decisions.”

    Like owner Jerry Jones, who likened the procedure to a toothache, Romo doesn’t seem at all concerned by the procedure.

    “Well, I don’t talk to you guys very often,” Romo said. “I figured it was just easier than to schedule a press conference and say, ‘Hey, I had a minor procedure. All right. Goodbye.’

    “It seems silly, honestly.”

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