Coming back from a broken collarbone that kept him sidelined for the last two months, Tony Romo will follow a practice plan not unlike the one he followed throughout 2014.
This means he got Wednesday off.
Head coach Jason Garrett suggested earlier in the week that Wednesdays would be a walkthrough day for the All-Pro quarterback. According to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News, he wasn’t on the field during the portion of practice open to the press.
“He'll go through meetings and walk-through and we're going to put him on a similar schedule that he was on last year with his practice days, more walk-through on Wednesday, more practice Thursday and Friday,” Garrett said. “We'll just get into that mode and see how he handles it day-by-day.
“It's like any player coming back from injury and take it day by day and see how they handle the work.”
Last year, when Romo was coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, the Cowboys devised the plan, the most notable aspect of which is that Romo gets Wednesdays off. The hope is that it will help keep him fresh, and it certainly worked in 2014. Romo missed a game, but just one, and led the Cowboys to their first division title since 2009, while having probably the best individual season of his career.