Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo ramped up his conditioning to make it back in time


Tony Romo has been very limited in his participation of offseason activities after having an operation on a cyst on his back. Tony Romo showed up at camp only 1 pound over his playing weight of 235 pounds.

”I worked as hard as I could,” Romo said, via the Associated Press. ”I took that approach every day I woke up. I had to improve not just a little but a lot each day. I think that helped me get ready for today and hopefully for the beginning of the season.”

The Dallas Cowboys are also carefully handling their franchise quarterback and will limit his throws during training camp.

”I used to throw for 345 days a year because I felt like you couldn’t duplicate those days you missed,” he said. ”Every day you missed, I felt like I needed seven straight days to get back. I don’t know that you can ever get that back. Saying that, I did everything I could to get myself ready to go.”

”He’ll tell you right now he just has to continue do the conditioning stuff necessary,” coach Jason Garrett said. ”When you’re coming off an injury, that’s always a big concern. You’re trying to get the injured healed, but you’ve got make sure the conditioning is right. He’s worked very hard at it.”

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