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Monday, August 4, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo out for preseason opener


By on 8/04/2014 07:30:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be planning on sitting out for the preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers, according to Brandon George at The Dallas Morning News.

Romo’s participation in practices has been spotty at best, as he has missed three practices so far in camp. 




While Romo says that the decision for him to practice is up to the medical staff, Cowboys officials say that Romo is fine and there’re just being cautious.

Romo is coming off two back surgeries since injuring his back against Washington last December. The Cowboys were hoping to have Romo fully recovered by the beginning of training camp, but obviously that didn’t quite go as planned.
 
Earlier this week Romo commented on his injury situation stating, “You have to go work it and then you have to give it rest. Then, eventually, it gets stronger and stronger. Mine has gotten stronger and stronger and I do everything 100 percent. I may just not be able to do it for three straight hours.”

Even with Romo's optimism, the injury in itself should weigh heavy on the minds of the Cowboys organization. Even though Romo has had enough time to recover, at his age of 34 you're not going to know how healthy you are until you get in a real game situation.

Since the Cowboys let backup quarterback Kyle Orton go, Brandon Weeden is in place to step in if Romo has any setbacks, and should start on Thursday against the Chargers.



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