As the Dallas Cowboys go through the early stages of their offseason program, Tony Romo is healthy, which is more than could be said for him at this time last year or the year before.
This is Romo’s first healthy offseason since 2012. In 2013, he underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his back. Then his 2013 season ended after Week 16 when he underwent another procedure on his back, this time to repair a herniated disk. That was in late December, and the surgery kept him out for most of the 2014 offseason.
“It’s as healthy as he’s been probably since before his first surgery he had on his back,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He kind of puts himself on a little bit of a pitch count, how many throws. He gets a lot of work, a lot more work maybe than I anticipated. I think he feels good.”
On a pitch count or not, after the past two years, Romo is understandably glad to be on the field at this point in the offseason.
“... I think it’s been a very rewarding feeling to be able to do some of the stuff I’ve been able to do up to this point since February,” Romo said. “I’m just excited about that continuing. Obviously I’ve got to keep stacking days together and we’ll see how it ends up.”