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Monday, June 23, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo progressing well after back surgery

By on 6/23/2014 04:00:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is coming off back surgery where he suffered a herniated disk last December. Romo is feeling good for more reps, reports Charean Williams of Star-Telegram. The Cowboys have limited Romo's activity during minicamp.  However, he attempted to get extra reps by switching jerseys with back-up QB Caleb Hanie.

"He got in the huddle and broke the huddle," said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. "It was pretty obvious the jersey was a little snug on him. That's when I looked at it and said, 'Get him out of the huddle.' He's a competitive guy. He wants to play. He wants to be out there"

Romo underwent back surgery last December, his second in the last nine months. He injured his back in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins and missed the final game of the season.

After another 8-8 season and missing the playoffs, the Cowboys are still committed to Romo as their franchise quarterback. Romo comes with a hefty price tag, having signed a six-year $108 million contract extension with $55 million guaranteed in 2013.  Losing should not cost that much and with that comes a 108 million tons of pressure on a player whose had multiple back surgeries with a losing pedigree.

Romo is heading into his 12th NFL season and his history of back problems should be a concern for the Cowboys, which is why the decision not to rush him back and be very cautious in his rehab is a smart one.

Romo said he expects to be 100 percent in two weeks, reports ESPN.  He is chomping at the bit to get out there for every rep and the team expects him to go all out for the start of training camp next month, but for now they are limiting his reps and for good reason.

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