Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after defeating the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Tony Romo expected to cleared for low impact work soon

When the Dallas Cowboys lost Tony Romo in week 16 of this past season, we all learned how important he was to the Cowboys. The team missed the postseason thanks to a late game Kyle Orton interception many fans assumed Romo would have thrown, but we have to wonder how differently the game would have gone had Romo not been hurt.

After all, the guy beat the Washington Redskins with a herniated disk in his back, which both says a lot about Romo as a quarterback and very little about Washington and their defense. All of the injury concerns about Romo in 2014 seem to be clearing up quicker than fans though, as the Dallas Morning News is reporting that Romo is expected to be cleared for low impact workouts in the next few weeks.

These isometrics, which focus on building flexibility and strength in the lower back with little to no movement of the spine, are common in the first six weeks after back surgery. Romo is said to be feeling good and doing well with the exercises, particularly over the last four weeks.

Romo is expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 season, especially since his rehab is going so well. No timetable has been set for his return to contact.

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