Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is reportedly more ready than ever to take football serious and put all of his time in to studying the playbook and improving himself as a passer. That sounded great and was used to stop backlash from the six-year extension worth $108 million that he signed, but now it looks like Romo won’t be taking the field until at least training camp because of back surgery.
Romo reportedly has surgery to remove a cyst on his back. The surgery will possibly keep him out until training camp.
Romo will be held out of the organized team activities that begin Tuesday and run for the next three weeks, the sources said Tuesday. The team’s minicamp will be held June 11-13 and the club is set to travel to Oxnard, Calif., on July 19 for training camp.
The Cowboys do not believe the injury to be a long-term concern but they want to be cautious about their approach in the offseason with Romo. When and how Romo got hurt and how long it has been bothering him is not clear. After a season-ending loss to Washington in January the Cowboys feared Romo suffered a broken rib.
With Romo on the sidelines, back up Kyle Orton will work with the first-team.
The good news is that this is not believed to be a serious injury and it won’t affect Romo’s chances of starting the season under center. The bad news is that Romo will now miss out on quality time with his teammates on the field.