Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett (R) during a timeout against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo taking ‘cautious approach’ to Cowboys OTAs


Tony Romo received a vote of confidence from Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones when the team didn’t draft Johnny Manziel despite their apparent crush. Now Romo will need some more time and faith from the team while he recovers from back surgery. Naturally, the team is more than willing to work with their franchise quarterback.

Ed Werder tweets this on Romo:

Perhaps we take it for granted that Romo would receive a third of the OTA snaps when there are three quarterbacks? Either way, a light workload seems to be the thing for a veteran like Romo who will have little to prove in organized team activities or really anything that isn’t a meaningful NFL game.

Despite Romo’s reputation as a late game disaster, he is the Dallas Cowboys’ most valuable player by a mile. The Cowboys cannot afford to start one regular season or playoff game without #9 behind center. The back is a fickle monster to hurt and if Romo’s even participating in OTAs, it’s probably a good sign for his health overall. Expect Romo to practice and participate by the preseason with measured, but successful steps.

 


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