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:
Tony Romo expected to take a third of snaps as Cowboys open OTAS with cautious approach for QB off back surgery
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) May 27, 2014
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.