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Witten: Romo's Velocity as Good as Ever

Jason Witten says Tony Romo has the same "zip" on his passes as always

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    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is coming off back surgery for the second time in the past year, but Jason Witten--perhaps the foremost authority on the matter aside from Romo himself--says there’s no evidence of his recent health issues in the velocity of his passes.

    He is throwing good,” Witten said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I have caught a lot of balls over the years and it’s the same zip, same as always. He looks good.”

    Romo is actually set up better this year than he was last year, when he was forced to miss OTAs after a cyst was discovered on his back. That discovery led to the first of two back procedures over a span of just eight months.

    This year, the Dallas signal caller is already on the mend, and will have the full complement of offseason activities to prepare.

    “This year is different than last year,” Witten said. “You didn’t see him do much last year. I don’t know if it’s because [the surgery] happened later or what. But he’s been running and working out with us and doing the normal stuff. I think he is excited and I know he is embracing this challenge of people watching and thinking, ‘Is he going to be able to come back from this?’

    “I think just the will that guy has--it’s at the top of the list of the players I’ve seen. Like I said, we know what people are going to say. But I think for us and for him it’s just go out there and get better and kind of perfect that craft so when you get to the chance, you take advantage of those opportunities. He looks good.”

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