Tony Romo “On Target” in Rehab

Romo had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back in December

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is doing well in rehab following surgery to correct a herniated disk in his back in December, and is on track to return for the beginning of organized team activities, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Jones did suggest that the team would keep an eye on their signal-caller, to make sure he doesn’t try to do too much too soon.

“By the time everything rolls around to OTAs and everything, I think he’ll be participating in it,” Jones said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “Now, he won’t just be crazy about it. We’re not trying to win the Super Bowl with OTAs. But I think he’s on target and feels good. Our trainers and doctors feel good. I think he’ll be fine.”

Romo’s injury has reminded Jones of the summer of 1993, when Troy Aikman had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. Aikman didn’t miss any of that season, and bounced back from the procedure to lead the Cowboys to their second consecutive Super Bowl win.

“So hopefully the same result for Tony,” Jones said, smiling. “Hopefully, back surgeries on Cowboys quarterbacks lead to Super Bowls.”

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