Aikman Doesn’t Expect Much Rust When Tony Romo Returns

Troy Aikman doesn't believe the long layoff will be a major issue for Tony Romo

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Speaking from his own experience, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman believes current Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo might need some time on the practice field to get his footwork back all the way, but he doesn’t expect Romo to encounter any major issues when he returns to game action.

Romo, who threw at practice on Wednesday for the first time since breaking his collarbone on September 20, is eligible to return on November 22 against the Dolphins. If he plays in that game, it’ll be a quick turnaround from there, as the Cowboys host the (very strong-looking) Panthers four days later on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium.

“For me, whenever I had extended period without practicing or playing, it was always just getting my footwork back in some type of rhythm and getting comfortable with the drops, going through the progressions,” Aikman told The Musers on 1310 The Ticket, via the Dallas Morning News. “It wasn't a question of seeing the field or making throws. And I don't anticipate that being an issue for Tony either.

“I don't anticipate him having any issues in any facet of his game when he comes back.”

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